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The Structure of Schooling


Richard Arum
New York University

Irenee R. Beattie
University of California, Merced

Karly Ford

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ISBN: 978-1-4129-8039-5
2011, 640 pages

New York University


A comprehensive, accessible reader that examines critical topics on schools and education
This second edition of The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education
draws from classic and contemporary scholarship to examine current issues and diverse theoretical
approaches to studying the effects of schooling on individuals and society. This engaging reader
exposes students to examples of sociological research on schools with a focus on the school as
community. It covers a wide range of issues, including the development and application of social
and cultural capital; the effects of racial segregation and resource inequality on student outcomes;
the effects of tracking; the role of gender, class, and race in structuring educational opportunity; the
effects of schooling on life course outcomes; the significance of a school's institutional environment;
and the sociology of school reform movements.
Key Features:
Illustrates the fundamental ideas and insights developed by past and current research in the
sociology of education
Reflects mainstream sociological concerns through a broad range of accessible and engaging
readings
Identifies relationships between schools and communities and schools and student behavior
Investigates relevant school-level practices and significant individual-level outcomes associated with
variation in schooling, including student behavior, delinquency, and crime

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction I. Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
Ralph H. Turner, Pitirim Sorokin, Archibald O. Haller, Alejandro Portes, Gary S. Becker, Michele
Lamont, Annette Lareau, James Coleman,Thomas Hoffer, Emile Durkheim, Willard Waller, Randall
Collins, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis

2. Part II. Stratification Within and Between Schools


Peter Cookson, Caroline Hodges Persell, Anthony S. Bryk, Barbara Schneider, James Coleman,
Ernest Campbell, Carol Hobson, James McPartland, Alexander Mood, Frederic Weinfeld, Robert
York, Christopher S. Jencks, Marsha D. Brown, Gary Orfield, Chungmei Lee, Doris R. Entwisle, Karl
L. Alexander, Linda Olson C, Maureen Hallinan, Adam Gamoran, Jeannie Oakes

3. Part III. Class, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality


Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Yossi Shavit, Paul Willis, Annette Lareau, Julie Bettie, Signithia Fordham, John
U. Ogbu, Karolyn Tyson, William Darity, Jr., Domini R. Castellino, Prudence L. Carter, Christopher
Jencks, Meredith Phillips, Amanda Lewis, Pamela Perry, Alejandro Portes, Min Zhou, Barrie Thorne,
Michael Apple, Nancy Lopez, C.J. Pascoe

4. Part IV. Student Behavior and Adolescent Subcultures


James Coleman, Daniel A. McFarland, Katherine Newman, Kathleen Bogle, Mary
Grigsby

5. Part V. The Organizational Environment


James E. Rosenbaum and Amy Binder, John W. Meyer, Stephen Brint and Jerome Karabel,
John Chubb and Terry Moe, Richard Arum, Mitchell Stevens, Alejandro Portes, Linda A. Renzulli and
Vincent J. Roscigno, Amy Binder, Pamela Barnhouse Walters and Annette Lareau

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