Roger Establet

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Roger Establet Polity (born 1938) is a French scholar of the sociology of education. A student of Louis Althusser, Establet is an emeritus professor at University of Provence.

A student at the lycée in Nice, and khâgne at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, in 1959 he entered the école normale supérieure,[1] where he earned degrees in philosophy and sociology. He often collaborates with Christian Baudelot, a sociologist at the École normale supérieure. He was involved in Althusser's Reading Capital project.


  • L'École capitaliste en France, 1970 (with Christian Baudelot)
  • Le niveau monte (with Christian Baudelot)
  • (with Christian Baudelot) Suicide: The Hidden Side of Modernity (2008).[2] ISBN 9780745640563