«Basil Bernstein was both the most interesting and important British sociologist of recent times, internationally better known for longer than any other [...]. His ideas offer the most developed grammar for understanding the shape and character of our current educational practice. At its various points, his emerging corpus has offered a combination of connectedness and openness. He was a constant reviser of his ideas, arguing always that this was necessitated by the relationship between the empirical and the theoretical.
This volume is replete with cameos of various aspects of his corpus that the individual researchers represented have regarded as particularly important both for themselves and their analyses. They celebrate a joint dedication to ‘developing a more systematic and general language of description’. [...]. This book also contains a paper by Bernstein and a video conference.» (Brian Davies, From the Introduction)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2001. XVI, 397 pp., num. fig. and tables
Contents: Brian Davies: Introduction – Geoff Williams: Literacy Pedagogy Prior to Schooling: Relations Between Social Positioning
and Semantic Variation – Ruqaiya Hasan: The Ontogenesis of Decontextualised Language: Some Achievements of Classification
and Framing – Mario Diaz: Subject, Power, and Pedagogic Discourse – Harry Daniels: Bernstein and Activity Theory – Philippe
Vitale: The Teaching of Sociology: Towards a European Comparison of Curricula – Johan Muller: Intimations of Boundlessness
– Rob Moore/Karl Maton: Founding the Sociology of Knowledge: Basil Bernstein, Intellectual Fields, and the Epistemic Device
– Ana Morais/Isabel Neves: Pedagogic Social Contexts: Studies for a Sociology of Learning – Isabel Neves/Ana Morais: Texts
and Contexts in Educational Systems: Studies of Recontextualising Spaces – Parlo Singh: Pedagogic Discourses and Student Resistance
in Australian Secondary Schools – Joseph Solomon/Anna Tsatsaroni: Educational Evaluation: The Social Production of Texts and
Practices – Magnus Haavelsrud: Classification Strength and Power Relations – William Tyler: Crosswired: Hypertext, Critical
Theory, and Pedagogic Discourse – Basil Bernstein: From Pedagogies to Knowledges.