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Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) emerged as a framework for the study of knowledge and education and is now being used to analyse a growing range of social and cultural practices across increasingly different institutional and national contexts, both within and beyond education.

LCT is a social realist approach that builds most directly on the ideas of Basil Bernstein and Pierre Bourdieu. It also integrates insights from a range of sociological theories (including Durkheim, Marx, Weber and Foucault), systemic functional linguistics, philosophy (such as Karl Popper and critical realism), cultural studies, anthropology, and other approaches.

This website includes principal papers setting out key concepts of LCT and substantive projects using these ideas to explore a wide range of issues in research, as well as useful information on discussion groups, seminars, and conferences.

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First International Legitimation Code Theory Colloquium

June 17-19, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa

ABSTRACTS DUE: 31 January 2015

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Visit the website now for more details: CONFERENCE WEBSITE


Karl Maton's Knowledge and Knowers (flyer gives 20% discount) is available at Routledge.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 20:10