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Bernstein: Codes and Social Class1

Bernstein: Codes and social class

3.1 Introduction

Basil Bernstein introduced the origins of his lifetime's work as a sociologist in the first volume of Class, Codes and Control (CCC), published in 1971. His personal history begins with mention of the period 1939–45, alluding to his Jewish ...

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