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Social Theory and Education : A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction - Raymond A. Morrow

Social Theory and Education

A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction

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Published: 9th March 1995
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This book summarizes and critiques theories of social and cultural reproduction as they relate to sociology of education.

"Morrow and Torres have given us more than a cornucopia of social theories relevant to the study of reproduction and transformation in and through education. They have carefully examined the theoretical assumptions and political implications of each perspective, showing variations within each perspective as well as similarities and differences among the various perspectives. For a book to deal adequately, let alone in depth, with perspectives, such as functionalism, neo-functionalism, structural marxist, structural conflict, critical theory, neo-marxist, Gramscian, feminist, post-structuralist and post-modernist, is a major accomplishment."-Mark B. Ginsburg, University of Pittsburgh

"This is an impressive analysis that draws together multiple theoretical foci into a conversation with one another. This includes seeing a relation among classical social theory, cultural studies, critical pedagogy, studies of race/gender/class, and state theories. Its focus on critical issues of production/reproduction in educational theories is unique and sophisticated. Further, the book has tremendous scholarly strength through its explorations of various literatures from European, Latin American, British, and U.S. discussions. This exploration involves an intellectual history that traces developments of traditions as part of a global system of intellectual life." - Thomas S. Popkewitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Preface
Acknowledgments
Social Theory and Educationp. 1
Metatheoretical Foundationsp. 19
Structural Functionalism and Systems Theoriesp. 39
The Functionalist Tradition: Parsons and Educationp. 41
Neofunctionalism and Educationp. 79
Structuralism: Neo-Marxist and Conflict Theoriesp. 115
Structuralism and the Logic of Reproductionp. 117
Structuralist Marxism: Correspondence Theoriesp. 141
Structural Conflict Theories: Culture, Class, and Dominationp. 175
The Convergence of Neo-Gramscian and Critical Theoryp. 215
Critical Theory and Education: From the Frankfurt School to Poststructuralismp. 217
The Two Gramscis and Education: Technical Competence versus Political Consciousnessp. 249
Agency and Structure: Resistance and Reproductionp. 283
The Recovery of Agency: From the British New Sociology of Education to Cultural Studiesp. 285
Critical Pedagogy in the United States: Michael Apple and Henry Girouxp. 309
Education, the State, and the Logic of Reproductionp. 339
The Capitalist State and Educational Policy Formationp. 341
Education, Race, and Gender: Towards a Critical Modernist Perspectivep. 371
Education, the Fragmentation of Domination, and Postmodernismp. 407
The Logic of Reproduction: Summary and Conclusionsp. 435
Notesp. 447
Referencesp. 467
Indexp. 501
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ISBN: 9780791422526
ISBN-10: 0791422526
Series: SUNY Series, Teacher Empowerment and School Reform
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 9th March 1995
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.77