Thinking with Stephen J. Ball: Lines of Flight in Education (Routledge Research in Education) (Hardcover)

Thinking with Stephen J. Ball: Lines of Flight in Education (Routledge Research in Education) By Maria Tamboukou (Editor) Cover Image
By Maria Tamboukou (Editor)
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This edited volume explores how Stephen Ball's work has shaped the field of the sociology of education worldwide.

Written by internationally based researchers who are Ball's former PhD students, it draws on different strands of his work to show what it means to think, write, and do research inspired by Ball's theory, methodology, and epistemology. The contributions revolve around a wide range of themes including: the ethics of doing educational research, disability studies, the bio-politics of the child's soul, lived experiences of marginalisation in education, educating migrant and refugee women in the borderlands, and post-Brexit reflections on the Bologna process. Chapters draw on different lines of thought from the corpus of a significant and influential figure in the sociology of education to present, explicate, and discuss a wide range of research projects, themes, theoretical directions, as well as methodological approaches in the field of the sociology of education today.

More than celebrating Ball's scholarship, this volume shows new and innovative directions in the sociology of education. It will be highly relevant reading for researchers, scholars, and students in the sociology of education, educational policy, and politics and educational theory.

About the Author

Maria Tamboukou is Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of East London, UK, and holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2022-2025).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367694661
ISBN-10: 0367694662
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 29th, 2022
Pages: 202
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Education