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Towards the Sociology of Truth

September 1, 2009 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781847062284
$350.50
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Description

This innovative monograph is concerned with a set of inter-related problems associated with the nature of knowledge, how it is produced within intellectual fields and the implications of those things for education and the transmission of knowledge in the classroom.

It covers issues in the sociology of knowledge, the educational system and policy, social differences in educational attainment, educational research and teaching. At various points it critically engages with the ideas of major thinkers such as Durkheim, Bernstein and Bourdieu and others and draws on contributions representing an emerging new approach in the sociology of education associated with recent work by John Beck, Karl Maton, Johan Muller, Michael F.D. Young and others.

This provocative and challenging book will undoubtedly stimulate debate among educationists across the world.

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About this Author

Rob Moore is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education in the Faculty of Education, Fellow of Homerton College, and College Reader in Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.

ISBN: 9781847062284
Format: Hardcover
Series: Continuum Studies in Education
Pages: 178
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: 2009-09-01

$51.98

Reviews

'A provocative examination of the key issues in the sociology of education and the sociology of knowledge. Drawing upon his thorough knowledge of both fields, Moore demonstrates that these too often separate subfields in sociology need to be linked together analytically in order to understand ongoing debates about absolutism and relativity. Through a penetrating examination of the development of New Sociology of Education in the 1970s and subsequent theoretical discussions, Moore provides us with an understanding of how knowledge is the product of a complex set of social forces and that dualistic conceptions of objectivity and subjectivity are more complex than the methodological debates suggest. If this were not enough, Moore provides illuminating analyses of both Bernstein and Bourdieu, which show how each contributed immensely to these debates.'
Alan R. Sadovnik, Professor of Education, Sociology and Public Affairs, Rutgers University, USA

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