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Does Education Really Change Society?: Theoretical Reflections on a Case Study

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Sociologists and anthropologists always have a sense of unease over what education is doing to society. Does education really make any difference? Or is it only reproducing inequality? And how can ... More


Why Are Parents the Crucial Players?

Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk

in Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190093327
eISBN:
9780190093358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190093327.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers why parents are—and increasingly have become—the central players in their children’s religious socialization. It theorizes historical transformations of the American religious ... More


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