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, 20 6: 759-777. doi:10.1080/02680930500238945

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Author Lingard, Bob
Rawolle, Shaun
Taylor, Sandra
Title Globalizing policy sociology in education: Working with Bourdieu
Journal name Journal of Education Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-0939
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02680930500238945
Volume 20
Issue 6
Start page 759
End page 777
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 13 Education
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Abstract 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.
Keyword Education
Educational research
Education policy and politics
Q-Index Code C1

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