Educational inequalities: difference and diversity in schools and higher education

Bhopal, Kalwant and Maylor, Uvanney (eds.) (2014) Educational inequalities: difference and diversity in schools and higher education, New York, US, Routledge (Routledge Research in Education).


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This edited collection will bring together researchers in the fields of education, gender, ‘race’ and sociology in an area of research of topical interest to academics in these fields. The main aim of the collection is to provide understandings of (in)equality in relation to ‘race’, gender and class. It will focus on difference and diversity, specifically gender, ‘race’ and class, and intersectionalities of these differences.

In particular the collection seeks to locate the dimensions of difference within recent theoretical discourses with an emphasis on ‘race’, class and gender as key categories of analysis. The collection uses theoretical approaches to examine the inequalities and diversities of educational experiences. To do this, each chapter will review existing research and present new and original evidence in a theoretically informed context-specific manner.

Whilst there is considerable literature on social inequality and education, there is little recent work which explores notions of difference and diversity in relation to ‘race’, class and gender. Given the gap in the literature it becomes all the more important to address the specificity of difference. This collection aims to bring together major researchers and those less established in the field of education located across the UK and diverse international (e.g. Australia, USA, New Zealand, Europe) contexts. Contributors will explore the ways in which dominant perspectives on ‘difference’, intersectionality and institutional structures underpin and reinforce educational inequality. The collection will emphasise the importance of international perspectives in such discussions and innovative methodological approaches to examining these areas. Additionally, the editors plan to include an introductory think-piece on educational inequalities and intersectionality that will comment on the collection as a whole, and a concluding chapter that provides new and critical perspectives on examining educational inequalities in ‘race’, gender and class.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0415539986 (print)
9780415539982 (print)
Organisations: Southampton Education School
ePrint ID: 342578
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Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 11:06
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:39
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