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Series Editor Introduction Preface List of Figures and Tables Chapter 1: Do we really need another book about Foucault? Chapter 2: Let's re-write the history of education policy Chapter 3: A thoroughly modern education - blood flows through it! Chapter 4: How not to be governed in that way?
Stephen Ball is Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, University of London.
"Ball's use of Foucault as applied to specific instances of educational policy is a powerful model for scholars and students as it provides an approach through which to analyze and understand past and present educational policy. Summing Up: Reccommended."- J.A. Helfer, Knox College, for CHOICE, November 2013 "...what Ball has constructed here is valuable, partly because he brings his subject into relief personally, intellectually and methodologically; but also and more importantly because he goes beyond just analysing and applying Foucault and attempts to 'do' Foucault. It is his use of genealogy and the distinct autobiographical slant which appears and reappears throughout that set this book apart, and make it needed." - Ben Knight, International Journal of Lifelong Education