What can curriculum studies and pedagogy learn from sociology to-day? This was the title of an international seminar arranged by Didaktikprogrammet - a research programme in educational theory and curriculum studies - at the Royal Danish School of Educational Studies. The background for the question is the different and less visible position sociological theories and analyses have today compared with its importance for critical educational research during the seventies. In this book you will find, in more or less revised versions, some of the contributions to the analyses and discussions of the seminar. It was a very thought-provoking and stimulating seminar and we feel sure that thisbook will be so, too.