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Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education
edited by Jal Mehta and Scott Davies
University of Chicago Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-226-51756-8 | Paper: 978-0-226-51742-1 | Cloth: 978-0-226-51739-1
Library of Congress Classification LC191.E4248 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.430973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In recent decades, sociology of education has been dominated by quantitative analyses of race, class, and gender gaps in educational achievement. And while there’s no question that such work is important, it leaves a lot of other fruitful areas of inquiry unstudied. This book takes that problem seriously, considering the way the field has developed since the 1960s and arguing powerfully for its renewal.
The sociology of education, the contributors show, largely works with themes, concepts, and theories that were generated decades ago, even as both the actual world of education and the discipline of sociology have changed considerably. The moment has come, they argue, to break free of the past and begin asking new questions and developing new programs of empirical study. Both rallying cry and road map, Education in a New Society will galvanize the field.

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