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Education for Sale! The Commodification of Everything?

Author: Stephen Ball
Institution: University of London

EPRU fellow Stephen Ball discusses commodification in three social fields: in relation to childhood and parenting; in relation to social relationships (in education), including our relationship to ourselves; and more briefly, in relation to knowledge. His discussion for the 2004 King’s College Annual Lecture may be thought of, in-part, as a cost-benefit analysis of the increasing use of 'the private' as a means of delivery of public services, including education.