Weis (State U. of New York at Buffalo) and Dolby (Purdue U.) present 11 papers that explore the relationship between education and social class around the world, with a specific focus on the ways in which education remains a space where class is struggled over, engaged, produced, and lived in global context. By "global context," they refer both to the specific conditions in various nations--including the United States, Germany, China, India, Spain, Taiwan, and South Africa, among others--and to the theoretical work on globalization as it pertains to education and social class. In their selection, Weis and Dolby purposely highlight a range of perspectives, research methods (quantitative and qualitative), and associated study designs. They present the essays in thematic sections concerned with: postsecondary access, equity, and educational opportunity in the global economy; cultural politics, transnational movements, and the role of class; and class and the changing global educational context. Annotation c2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Lois Weis is State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Nadine Dolby is Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies at Purdue University.