Critique and utopia are two of the central concepts of the sociology of education, and they indeed exemplify the critical traditions in the sociology of education as a discipline. Critique and Utopia analyzes, using theoretical frameworks and empirical data, the state of the art of the sociology of education at the beginning of the century, offering a systematic criticism of the dominant theories, and findings in the sociology of education.
Carlos Alberto Torres is professor of social sciences and comparative education and director of Paulo Freire Institute, University of California, Los Angeles. He is also past president of the Comparative International Education Society and past president of the Research Committee of Sociology of Education, International Sociological Association. Antonio Teodoro is a professor at Universidade Lus-fona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal and vice president of the Research Committee of Sociology of Education, International Sociological Association.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Critique and Utopia in the Sociology of Education Part 2 Part I: Sociology of Education: New Perspectives and Debates in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 3 Schooling for Critical Education: The Reinvention of Schools as Democratic Organizations Chapter 4 Globalization and the Rescaling of Educational Governance: A Case of Sociological Ectopia Chapter 5 Human Rights and Citizenship: The Emergence of Human Rights Education Chapter 6 Europe as a Bazaar: A Contribution to the Analysis of the Reconfiguration of Nation-states and New Forms of 'Living Together' Chapter 7 Educational Policies and the Sense of Possibility: A Contribution to Democratic Education in a Progressive Age Chapter 8 Rescuing Education from Corporate Takeover: from 'Public Choice' to Public Action Part 9 Part II: Theoretical Resources for the Sociology of Education Chapter 10 Basil Bernstein and the Sociology for Education Chapter 11 Sociology of Education or the Education of Sociology? Paulo Freire and the Sociology of Education Chapter 12 Bourdieu's Sociology of Education: Identifying Persistent Inequality, Unmasking Domination and Fighting Social Reproduction Chapter 13 Paulo Freire, Education and Transformative Social Justice Learning