RE: Bernstein

Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 09:36:27 PDT

Please send a copy to me:


Thanks, iraj imam


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From: Phil Chappell []
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 2:41 AM
To: xmca
Subject: Bernstein


The following paper could be read with Panofsky's synthesis of some of the
ideas of Vygotsky, Bourdieu and Ratner.

I have a pdf copy if anyone is interested - I can send off-list.


British Journal of Sociology of Education
  Publisher: Carfax Publishing Company, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
  Issue: Volume 20, Number 2 / June 1, 1999
  Pages: 157 - 173

Vertical and Horizontal Discourse: an essay



The analysis in this paper has its origins in a critical account of the
sociology of education (Bernstein, 1975) where the various approaches to the
study of sociology were taken as the distinguishing feature of the
discourse. This matter was further developed (Bernstein, 1996), with the
distinction between vertical and horizontal discourses and their various
modalities introduced in the context of differentiating this mode of
analysis from more 'Bourdieuan' perspectives. This present paper is
concerned with filling out and extending the sketches adumbrated in earlier
work in a more accessible form. The model proposed generates a language
which relates the internal structure of specialised knowledges, the
positional nature of their fields or arenas of practice, identity
constructions and their change, and the forms of acquisition for successful

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