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Communist Fortnightly Review

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Category: Communism

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British Book News

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Category: Best books

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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Sociology

Author: James Fulcher,John Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563756

Category: Social Science

Page: 879

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'Sociology' is relevant to current teaching and courses dealing with sociology as a living subject and incorporating the classic traditions of the discipline. This new edition has been updated with a range of new case studies and additional chapters.
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Founders, Classics, Canons

Modern Disputes over the Origins and Appraisal of Sociologys Heritage

Author: Peter Baehr

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412861888

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Founders, classics, and canons have been vitally important in helping to frame sociology’s identity. Within the academy today, a number of positions—feminist, postmodernist, postcolonial—question the status of “tradition." In Founders, Classics, Canons, Peter Baehr defends the continuing importance of sociology’s classics and traditions in a university education. Baehr offers arguments against interpreting, defending, and attacking sociology’s great texts and authors in terms of founders and canons. He demonstrates why, in logical and historical terms, discourses and traditions cannot actually be “founded" and why the term “founder" has little explanatory content. Equally, he takes issue with the notion of “canon" and argues that the analogy between the theological canon and sociological classic texts, though seductive, is mistaken. Although he questions the uses to which the concepts of founder, classic, and canon have been put, Baehr is not dismissive. On the contrary, he seeks to understand the value and meaning these concepts have for the people who employ them in the cultural battle to affirm or attack the liberal university tradition.
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Education and State Formation

Europe, East Asia and the USA

Author: A. Green

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137341750

Category: Social Science

Page: 439

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Education has always been a key instrument of nation-building in new states. National education systems have typically been used to assimilate immigrants; to promote established religious doctrines; to spread the standard form of national languages; and to forge national identities and national cultures. They helped construct the very subjectivities of citizenship, justifying the ways of the state to the people and the duties of the people to the state. In this second edition of his seminal and widely-acclaimed book on the origins of public education in England, France, Prussia, and the USA, Andy Green shows how education has also been used as a tool of successful state formation in the developmental states of East Asia. While human capital theories have focused on how schools and colleges supply the skills for economic growth, Green shows how the forming of citizens and national identities through education has often provided the necessary condition for both economic and social development.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 484

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The ultimate sociological resource Written by three eminent professors, this reference has been updated to reflect the shifts of sociological thought in the last five years, making it the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of sociology available.
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