Globalizing policy sociology in education : working with Bourdieu

Lingard, Bob, Rawolle, Shaun and Taylor, Sandra 2005, Globalizing policy sociology in education : working with Bourdieu, Journal of education policy, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 759-777, doi: 10.1080/02680930500238945.

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Title Globalizing policy sociology in education : working with Bourdieu
Author(s) Lingard, Bob
Rawolle, ShaunORCID iD for Rawolle, Shaun
Taylor, Sandra
Journal name Journal of education policy
Volume number 20
Issue number 6
Start page 759
End page 777
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2005-11
ISSN 0268-0939
Summary This paper uses Bourdieu to develop theorizing about policy processes in education and to extend the policy cycle approach in a time of globalization. Use is made of Bourdieu's concept of social field and the argument is sustained that in the context of globalization the field of educational policy has reduced autonomy, with enhanced cross-field effects in educational policy production, particularly from the fields of the economy and journalism. Given the social rather than geographical character of Bourdieu's concept of social fields, it is also argued that the concept can be, and indeed has to be, stretched beyond the nation to take account of the emergent global policy field in education. Utilizing Bourdieu's late work on the globalization of the economy through neo-liberal politics, we argue that a non-reified account of the emergent global educational policy field can be provided.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02680930500238945
Field of Research 160506 Education Policy
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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