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Tracing the trajectory of sociology of education
Sociology of Education in India - Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns
Edited by Geetha B. Nambissan, S. Srinivasa Rao;
Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001.
Book Review by Vidya K. S.
( Vidya is a research scholar at the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU )
The discipline and practice of education has largely been circumscribed within discussions privileging its role and importance in the growth and development of a country’s social and economic status. Few studies have sought to examine its evolution and inter-disciplinary nature that finds its theoretical underpinnings in philosophy, sociology, economics, history and psychology. This book is a novel attempt to trace the trajectory of the sociology of education in post-independent India.