Comparative Education

The Construction of a Field

  • Maria Manzon

Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 29)

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This book is a remarkable feat of scholarship — so remarkable in fact that I put it in the same league as the great classics of the field that had so much to do with setting the direction of Comparative Education. Indeed, this volume goes further than earlier classics to reveal, through textual analysis and interviews with key figures, how the epistemological foundations of the field and crucial professional developments combined to, as the title indicates, construct Comparative Education.

Manzon’s work is indispensable — a word I do not use lightly — for scholars who seek a genuine grasp of the field: how it was formed and by whom, its major theoreticians, its professional foundations, and so on. Clearly too, this book marks the rise of a young star, Maria Manzon, who shows promise of joining the ranks of our field’s most illustrious thinkers.

Erwin H. Epstein

Director, Center for Comparative Education

Loyola University, Chicago, USA



Academic Disciplines Comparative Education Power and Knowledge Sociology of Knowledge

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  • Maria Manzon
    • 1
  1. 1.Fac. EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong/PR China

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