Reproducing Gender charts the development of a theory of gender relations built up over the last twenty years. This theory has been highly influential in establishing the importance of the sociology of women's education for the study of society. It demonstrates the power of feminist educational theory and research, and its role in creating new political and academic agendas.
This fascinating book explores gender relationships at all levels of schooling. It brings together political, social and cultural theories to understand continuity and change in gender and education. Madeleine Arnot, widely considered to be a pioneer in the field of gender and education, brings together for the first time in a single volume her most influential writings. This book is essential reading for students and academics in the areas of gender studies, women's studies, educational policy, sociology and history of education.

chapter 1|23 pages

Gender codes and educational theory

An overview

chapter 3|15 pages

Cultural reproduction

The pedagogy of sexuality

chapter 5|26 pages

A cloud over co-education

An analysis of the forms of transmission of class and gender relations

chapter 7|18 pages

Schools and families

Gender contradictions, diversity and conflict

chapter 8|30 pages

A crisis in patriarchy?

State regulation of gender and feminist educational politics

chapter 10|26 pages

Schooling in Capitalist America revisited

Social class, gender and race inequalities in the UK

chapter 11|30 pages

Basil Bernstein’s sociology of pedagogy

Female dialogues and feminist elaborations

chapter 12|11 pages

Gender relations and schooling in the new century

Conflicts and challenges