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This book is not just classic - it is fundamental to the sociology of education. If you're interested in reading a thoroughly thoughtful critique of capitalist education, this is the book for you. If not, look elsewhere.
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analysis André Gorz beneﬁts capital capitalist century chapter childhood IQ class structure cognitive commodity fetishism conﬂict consciousness contradictions corporate correlation democratic differences division of labor dominant economic inequality economic success educa educational change educational reform educational system egalitarian elite employers enterprise equality expansion ﬁgure ﬁnancial ﬁnd ﬁrm ﬁrst genetic Gintis groups hierarchical division high school higher education human Ibid ideology Illich income individuals industrial inﬂuence institutions Jerome Karabel John Dewey labor force labor power major Mann Massachusetts meritocratic movement nomic occupational one’s organization parents percent personal development personality traits political proﬁts progressive radical reﬂected relations of production reproduction revolutionary role Samuel Bowles school reform school system sector signiﬁcant signiﬁcantly skills social class social relations social relationships socialist society socioeconomic background statistical status stratiﬁcation teachers tion tional U.S. education University wage wage-labor wage-labor system workers York