The Way Class Works

The Way Class Works

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Since the 1980s, the relationship between social class and education has been overshadowed by scholarship more generally targeting issues of race, gender, and representation. Today, with the global economy deeply immersed in social inequalities, there is pressing need for serious class-based analyses of schooling, family life and social structure. The Way Class Works is a collection of twenty-four groundbreaking essays on the material conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced qon the groundq in educational institutions and families. Written by the most visible and important scholars in education and the social sciences, these timely essays explore the production of class in and through the economy, family, and school, while simultaneously interrogating and challenging our understandings of social class as linked to race, gender, and nation. With essays by distinguished scholars and questions for further reflection and discussion, The Way Class Works will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars in education, sociology, and beyond.Social studies knowledge was more sophisticated, complex, and analytical than in other schools. ... There were two fifth-grade packets for independent study of Latin America. One was on geography, and the other was called a€œClass and Culture.a€ Scattered throughout the teachera#39;s guide are references to other social classes, for instance a€œthe lower classes, a€ a€œthe ... and a sixth-grade text called The Challenge of Change is quite explicit about the social class divisions in European history, anbsp;...

Title:The Way Class Works
Author: Lois Weis
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-09-10

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