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The Necessity and Violence of Theory

Ball, Stephen (2006) The Necessity and Violence of Theory. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 27 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 0159-6306

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Abstract

This paper offers a personal view of the need for and uses of theory in educational research. It draws on the work of two exemplary theorists to point up the epistemological role of theory in making research possible and making it reflexive. The second section of the paper deploys some recent ideas and research from class theory and class analysis to suggest some of the limitations of the use of social class in current educational research and some ways of thinking differently about class.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Ball, Stephen (2006) The Necessity and Violence of Theory. Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, 27 (1). pp. 3-10. Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/01596300500510211
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education Foundations and Policy Studies
IOE Departments > Departments > Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 15:24
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:05
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