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Injustice and the Reproduction of History: Structural Inequalities, Gender and Redress

Alasia Nuti believes, however, that current approaches to the issue have serious defects, and she offers a new theory, which sees the past and the present linked inextricably by “historical structures.” Nuti then applies her theory to the situation of … Continue reading

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Searching for Foucault in an Age of Inequality

Zamora’s provocative claim assumes a particular understanding of recent history. In his reading, during the last 40 years the left has fragmented and lost its way. Having once identified itself as a major force fighting against economic exploitation, much of … Continue reading

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Reproduction and Transformation of Inequalities in Schooling – The Theoretical Constructs of Bourdieu

This article is concerned with the theoretical constructs of Bourdieu and their contribution to understanding the reproduction of social and cultural inequalities in schooling. While Bourdieu has been criticised for his reproductive emphasis, this article proposes that there is transformative … Continue reading

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Fields and Institutional Strategy – Bourdieu on the Relationship between Higher Education, Inequality and Society

This paper takes as its focus the concept of “field”, which has received relatively less attention than Bourdieu’s other concepts such as “cultural capital” and “habitus” in the sociology of education. The development of the concept is outlined to present … Continue reading

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