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Enseignement Supérieur et Classes Sociales : Production et Reproduction

À l’heure des offensives néolibérales contre l’enseignement supérieur, Panagiotis Sotiris revient sur le rôle politique des universités dans la reproduction des rapports de classes. Si la légitimité de la classe dominante est constamment reproduite à travers « l’État intégral », … Continue reading

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The Political Meanings of Social Class Inequality

Research on a wide range of topics related to rising economic inequality is flourishing throughout the social sciences. One topic that is gaining fresh attention is the politics of inequality. We know very little, however, about how we define and … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism, (Neo)-conservatism, and the Capitalist Assault on Public Education

In this article I examine the nexus, the mutually reinforcing connection between neoliberal and neoconservative ideology and social and political forces, and variation between countries such as Britain, the USA and Turkey. This analysis is then applied in particular to … Continue reading

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The relations of Learning and Student Social Class – toward re-socializing Sociocultural Learning Theory

Although social groups have long been the subject of Vygotskian-inspired research, as in Luria’s early study of urban, rural and homeless children, there has been little work on low-income learners as a social group within the activity context of the … Continue reading

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Empowering Villagers by showing them the Beauty of their Own Voice

One of the overarching issues that the village faces is a sense of inferiority vis-à-vis the city. The language that many of them use to describe themselves and their village in comparison to the city and city dwellers illustrates a … Continue reading

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On Social Classes

Bottom line, the function of the working class is to produce most of the goods and services for society, the function of the middle class is to train up, manage and maintain the working class in the interest of the … Continue reading

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Persistence, Privilege, and Parenting: The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility

Children born into poor families tend to stay poor and children born into wealthy families generally stay rich. Other countries have shown more success at lessening the effects of inequality on mobility—possibly by making public investments in education, health, and … Continue reading

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Class Differences in Spending on Children

In her excellent article “Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families,” Annette Lareau looks at differences in childrearing strategies, finding that class differences were more important than racial differences. Lareau argued that childrearing methods are … Continue reading

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The Role of the Individual in the Social Information Process

The aim of this paper is to point out which role the individual plays in the generation of information in social systems. First, it is argued that the individual is a social, self-conscious, creative, reflective, cultural,  symbol- and language-using, active … Continue reading

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 Charles Wright Mills: power, craftsmainship, and private troubles and public issues

Charles Wright Mills was one of the most influential radical social theorists and critics in twentieth century America. Here we focus on his connecting of private troubles and public issues; his exploration of power relationships; and his approach to ‘doing’ … Continue reading

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