Sociology of Education

Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood

Edited by Shirley R. Steinberg

Third Edition • January 1, 2011 • 320 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

This book reveals the profound impact that our purchasing-obsessed culture has on our children and argues that corporate marketing to youth has reshaped the experience of childhood into something that is prefabricated. Top scholars in education, sociology, and cultural studies contribute insightful essays that students, parents, and educators will find…

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Teachers As Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach

Paulo Freire

Expanded Edition, With New Commentary by Peter McLaren, Joe L. Kincheloe, and Shirley Steinberg • April 11, 2005 • 240 pages

Print: $30.00 USD/$38.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

In Teachers as Cultural Workers, Freire speaks directly to teachers about the lessons learned from a lifetime of experience as an educator and social theorist. Freire’s words challenge all who teach to reflect critically on the meaning of the act of teaching as well as the meaning of learning. He shows why…

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Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences

Elaine Seymour

First Edition • August 1, 2000 • 444 pages

Print: $59.00 USD/$57.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

This intriguing book explores the reasons that lead undergraduates of above-average ability to switch from science, mathematics, and engineering majors into nonscience majors. Based on a three-year, seven-campus study, the volume takes up the ongoing national debate about the quality of undergraduate education in these fields, offering explanations for net…

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Children, Schools, and Inequality

Doris R Entwisle; Karl Len Alexander; Linda Steffel Olson

First Edition • September 1, 1998 • 254 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$109.99 CAD

Educational sociologists have paid relatively little attention to children in middle childhood (ages 6 to 12), whereas developmental psychologists have emphasized factors internal to the child much more than the social contexts in explaining children’s development. Children, Schools, and Inequality redresses that imbalance. It examines elementary school outcomes (e.g., test…

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