Bourdieu and doing policy sociology in education

Rawolle, Shaun and Lingard, Bob 2015, Bourdieu and doing policy sociology in education. In Gulson, Kalervo N., Clarke, Matthew and Petersen, Eva Bendix (ed), Education policy and contemporary theory : implications for research, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.15-26.

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Title Bourdieu and doing policy sociology in education
Author(s) Rawolle, ShaunORCID iD for Rawolle, Shaun
Lingard, Bob
Title of book Education policy and contemporary theory : implications for research
Editor(s) Gulson, Kalervo N.
Clarke, Matthew
Petersen, Eva Bendix
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 18
Start page 15
End page 26
Total pages 11
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) education theory
education policy
Pierre Bourdieu
Summary Despite Bourdieu having written nothing explicitly about education policy, the chapter argues the usefulness of his social theory to doing policy analysis in education within a policy sociology frame. The chapter draws on Bourdieu's 'thinking tools', including the concepts of habitus, capitals, fields and practice, which sit in a synergistic relationship with each other, and applies them to an approach for doing education policy analysis. It then considers the education policy field, logics of practice of different fields in relation to the policy cycle, policy habitus, and the emergent global education policy field.
ISBN 9780415736565
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 160506 Education Policy
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2015, Kalervo N. Gulson, Matthew Clarke and Eva Bendix Petersen
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