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Globalising policy sociology in education: working with Bourdieu

Lingard, Bob, Rawolle, Shaun, & Taylor, Sandra C. (2005) Globalising policy sociology in education: working with Bourdieu. Journal of Education Policy, 20(6), pp. 759-777.

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Abstract

The paper uses Bourdieu to develop theorising about policy processes in education and to extend the policy cycle approach in a time of globalisation. Use is made of Bourdieu’s concept of social field and the argument is sustained that in the context of globalisation, 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. Utilising Bourdieu’s late work on the globalisation of the economy through neo-liberal politics, we argue that a non-reified account of the emergent global educational policy field can be provided.

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ID Code: 2505
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Author contact details: s.taylor@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Bourdieu, educational policy, global field, cross, field effects
DOI: 10.1080/02680930500238945
ISSN: 1464-5106
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Journal of Education Policy 20(6):pp. 759-777.
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:12

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