A reflection on the opportunities and challenges associated with teaching the sociology of employability.

Craig Martin Morris


This discussion piece addresses the opportunities and challenges that producing and delivering an employability-related course poses, when that course is taught on a programme situated within a critical discipline (sociology). It addresses the conflict between neoliberal discourses on employability and critical responses to this within sociological approaches to the issue. It does this by using a Bourdieusian (1979; 1986; 1990) framework. I conclude the paper by reflecting upon how these two, seemingly intractable, positions can both be drawn upon by students and the institution.


Employability; Neo-Liberalism; Higher Education; Teaching

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v7i11.216


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