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By Alan R. Sadovnik, Ryan W. Coughlan

Leaders within the Sociology of schooling: highbrow Self-Portraitscontains eighteen self-portraits written via the various major sociologists of schooling on the planet. Representing the us, the uk, and Hong Kong, the authors speak about various elements that experience affected their life of scholarship, together with their childhoods, their schooling and mentors, the nation of the sector in the course of their “coming of age,” the associations the place they've got labored, the key sociologists in the course of their lifetimes, the political and financial stipulations in the course of their lifetimes, and the social and political events in the course of their lifetimes. those autobiographical essays show greatly not just approximately their paintings and their affects, but additionally approximately themselves. Taken as a complete, the booklet offers sociology of data in regards to the production of sociology of schooling study because the Nineteen Sixties. It unearths a couple of very important issues significant to all the authors’ paintings, together with academic inequality; the effect of the classical sociological theorists, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim; and the effect of more moderen classical sociologists of schooling, Basil Bernstein, Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman. The authors’ study represents various theoretical and methodological orientations together with functionalism, clash and important concept, interactionist idea and feminist thought, in addition to quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods examine. eventually, the editors talk about a few classes to be discovered from the lives and works of those sociologists of education.

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