Summer break and 1st week in August

It is my second week back at work after my summer holiday, which was kind of MEH. I know, all of us are struggling with the implications Covid-19 has on our lives, but the weather here in Sweden was especially dull. The news reported that it was the coldest summer in 50 years…anyway…reading!

This week I started to prepare for the first session of one of the courses this autumn term, therefore I read:

  1. Angus, Lawrence. (2015). ‘School choice: neoliberal education policy and imagined futures’. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(3), 395-413.
  2. Apple, Michael & Au, Wayne. (2006). Politics, theory, and reality in critical pedagogy. I R. Cowen & A.M. Kazamias, (Red) International Handbook of Comparative Education (s 991-1007). Dordrecht: Springer.
  3. Apple, Michael, Ball, Stephen & Armando Gandin, Luis. (2010). Mapping the sociology of education: social context, power and knowledge. In M. Apple, S. Ball & L. A. Gandin (Red), The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education (s 1-12). London: Routledge.
  4. Ball, S. (2003) The teacher’s soul and the terrors of performativity, Journal of Education Policy, 18:2, 215-228, DOI: 10.1080/0268093022000043065
  5. Baltodano, Marta. (2012). ‘Neoliberalism and the demise of public education: the corporatization of schools of education’. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 25(4), 487-507.
  6. Bourdieu, P. (1987). What Makes a Social Class? On The Theoretical and Practical Existence Of Groups. Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Vol. 32 (1987), pp. 1-17
  7. Grozier, Gill, Reay, Diane, Jameson, David et al. (2008). White middle-class parents, identities, educational choice and the urban comprehensive school: dilemmas, ambivalence and moral ambiguity, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 28(3), 261-272.
  8. Lundahl, Lisbeth. (2016). Equality, inclusion and marketization of Nordic education: Introductory notes. Research in Comparative & International Education, 11(1), 3–12.
  9. Öhrn, Elisabet. (2012). Urban education and segregation: the responses from young people, European Educational Research Journal, 11(1), 45-57.

In addition to this, I continued and finished two books abouf philosophy and some of the key concepts of philosophy (in German)

10. König, S. (2013a). Grundwissen Philosophie: Eine systematische Einführung. S. König.

11. König, S. (2013b). Hauptwerke der Philosophie Von der Antike bis ins 20. Jahrhundert.

If you speak German and are looking for an easy-to-read/beginners introduction to philosophy I can recommend the two books!

And I also continued to read an introduction to theories in sociology (also German, but available in English as well):

12. Thorpe, C., Yuill, C., Hobbs, M., Todd, M., Tomley, S., Weeks, M., & Graham, J. (2016). Das Soziologie-Buch (K. Lehmann, Trans.). Dorling Kindersley Verlag GmbH.

During te autumn term, a group of people at my department will have a reading group, which is why I read the following book:

13. Loukissas, Y. A. (2019). All data are local: Thinking critically in a data-driven society. The MIT Press.

And I finished this one last week as well:

14. O’Neil, C. (2016). Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (1 edition). Crown.

For my own research project I intend to do a policy analysis, which is why I started getting into it:

15. Bacchi, C. (2015). The Turn to Problematization: Political Implications of Contrasting Interpretive and Poststructural Adaptations. Open Journal of Political Science, 05(01), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojps.2015.51001

16. Bacchi, C. (2016). Problematizations in Health Policy: Questioning How “Problems” Are Constituted in Policies. SAGE Open, 6(2), 215824401665398. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016653986

17.Bletsas, A., & Beasley, C. (Eds.). (2012). Engaging with Carol Bacchi: Strategic interventions and exchanges. University of Adelaide Press.

This is more of a list than an actal reflection of content- I am going to re-read some of the articles and will try to do the same with the rest as well!