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Call for papers for "Cultural Sociology and Education" Session in Moscow on 24-26th of July, 2019 (RC04 ISA)


We are happy to invite you to Session 7. Cultural sociology and education of the "Culture and Education: Social Transformations and Multicultural Communication" Mid-term RC04 ISA Conference.

Orginized by

Dmitry Kurakin, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Anna Lund, Stockholm University, Sweden 

In contemporary world, the growing cultural and institutional diversity put certain limitations on the validity of classical and well-established explanatory models, which has been successfully used within the sociology of education since the 1960s. The growing role of choice and patterns of meaning-making in education effectively amplified the importance of cultural dimension of such classical problems of the sociology of education as inequality, mobility, educational achievements and others. As a result, culture cannot be seen anymore as a passive transmission between institutional settings and human action. This means, that we need to bring highly developed cultural sociological approaches, which during the last decades increasingly proved their validity among many empirical fields, to the sociology of education. For example, to a certain degree need the school to be analyzed as something more than differentiation and mobility. The school can also be seen as an intermediary institution between civil sphere elements of autonomy, mutual recognition and modes of incorporation and social and cultural realms of life as ethnicity, class, gender, religion and family. Symbolic codes enabling, on the one hand, "civic capacities" and, on the other hand, civil exclusion through othering-processes are the double standard in schooling, as elsewhere. This session seeks to demonstrate how meaning-centered analysis can enrich the mainstream of the sociology of education.

Abstract deadline is 15th of March.
More details here

Please don't forget to mention if you're applying for section 7 "Cultural sociology and education".
Looking forward to great discussions.