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Moore, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
This paper examines from a Social Realist perspective a set of issues in the sociology of education regarding the problem of knowledge. It focuses upon the issue of relativism associated with the constructionist approach that since the time of the New Sociology of Education in the 1970s has constituted in different forms the dominant perspective…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Realism, Constructivism (Learning), Postmodernism
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Moore, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
In this article, the author presents his views on Mike Cole's and Heather Mendick's comments on his book titled "Education and Society: Issues and Explanations in the Sociology of Education." In his review, Cole stated that the author's critical realism is seen as an advance on Marxism, of which the author is dismissive. The author refutes that…
Descriptors: Realism, Political Attitudes, Feminism, Educational Sociology
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Moore, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2004
This paper attempts to explicate and locate the concept of 'cultural capital' in terms of Pierre Bourdieu's more general theory of the forms of capital and their transubstantiations. It examines the manner in which the relationship between the economic field, and its relations of inequality and power, and the cultural field involves a process of…
Descriptors: Probability, Power Structure, Social Capital, Social Status
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Moore, Rob; Young, Michael – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2001
Argues that the question of knowledge must be reconceptualized in order for sociology to make its potential contribution to current debates about the curriculum. Reviews dominant assumptions underlying contemporary curriculum policy. Draws on recent research in the sociology of science to develop a social realist approach to knowledge. Provides…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Sociology, Foundations of Education