Business & Economics

Learning to Labour

How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Author: Paul Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135121876X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 9962

This book which has now established itself as a classic study of working class boys describes how Paul Willis followed a group of 'lads' as they passed through the last two years of school and into work. The book explains that for 'the lads' it is their own culture which blocks teaching and prevents the realisation of liberal education aims. This culture exposes some of the contradictions within these formal aims and actually supplies the operational criteria by which a future in wage labour is judged. Paul Willis explores how their own culture can guide working class lads on to the shop floor. This is an uncompromising book which has provoked considerable discussion and controversy in educational circles throughout the world - it has been translated into Finnish, German, French, Swedish, Japanese and Spanish.
Business & Economics

Learning to Labour

How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Author: Paul Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351218778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 3580

This book which has now established itself as a classic study of working class boys describes how Paul Willis followed a group of 'lads' as they passed through the last two years of school and into work. The book explains that for 'the lads' it is their own culture which blocks teaching and prevents the realisation of liberal education aims. This culture exposes some of the contradictions within these formal aims and actually supplies the operational criteria by which a future in wage labour is judged. Paul Willis explores how their own culture can guide working class lads on to the shop floor. This is an uncompromising book which has provoked considerable discussion and controversy in educational circles throughout the world - it has been translated into Finnish, German, French, Swedish, Japanese and Spanish.
Family & Relationships

Learning to Labor

How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Author: Paul E. Willis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231053570

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 226

View: 5736

Hailed by the New Society as the "best book on male working class youth," this classic work, first published in 1977, has been translated into several foreign languages and remains the authority in ethnographical studies.
Education

Learning to Labor in New Times

Author: Nadine Dolby,Greg Dimitriadis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135934584

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8951

Learning to Labor in New Times foregrounds nine essays which re-examine the work of noted sociologist Paul Willis, 25 years after the publication of his seminal Learning to Labor, one of the most frequently cited and assigned texts in the cultural studies and social foundations of education.
Business & Economics

Learning to Labour in Post-Soviet Russia

Vocational Youth in Transition

Author: Charles Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136873619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 4150

This book explores the changing nature of growing-up working-class in post-Soviet Russia in a time of economic reform. Based on extensive research, it analyses the strategies of contemporary vocational education graduates and highlights their significance for wider processes of social change and social stratification in post-Soviet Russia.
Education

Learning to Labor in New Times

Author: Nadine Dolby,Greg Dimitriadis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135934584

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8862

Learning to Labor in New Times foregrounds nine essays which re-examine the work of noted sociologist Paul Willis, 25 years after the publication of his seminal Learning to Labor, one of the most frequently cited and assigned texts in the cultural studies and social foundations of education.
Education

From Labouring to Learning

Working-Class Masculinities, Education and De-Industrialization

Author: Michael R.M. Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137441755

Category: Education

Page: 207

View: 9347

Since the late 1970s, global industrial changes have affected the transition to adulthood, particularly for working-class men who now require more educational qualifications than previously to gain employment. This book examines how the young men in a de-industrialized community are adapting to this situation and the problems they face.
Education

Reskilling America

Learning to Labor in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Katherine S. Newman,Hella Winston

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1627793283

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 4122

From Katherine Newman, award-winning author of No Shame in My Game, and sociologist Hella Winston, a sharp and irrefutable call to reenergize this nation's long-neglected system of vocational training After decades of off-shoring and downsizing that have left blue collar workers obsolete and stranded, the United States is now on the verge of an industrial renaissance. But we don't have a skilled enough labor pool to fill the positions that will be created, which are in many cases technically demanding and require specialized skills. A decades-long series of idealistic educational policies with the expressed goal of getting every student to go to college has left a generation of potential workers out of the system. Touted as a progressive, egalitarian institution providing opportunity even to those with the greatest need, the American secondary school system has in fact deepened existing inequalities. We can do better, argue acclaimed sociologists Katherine Newman and Hella Winston. Taking a page from the successful experience of countries like Germany and Austria, where youth unemployment is a mere 7%, they call for a radical reevaluation of the idea of vocational training, long discredited as an instrument of tracking. The United States can prepare a new, high-performance labor force if we revamp our school system to value industry apprenticeship and rigorous technical education. By doing so, we will not only be able to meet the growing demand for skilled employees in dozens of sectors where employers decry the absence of well trained workers -- we will make the American Dream accessible to all.
Social Science

Inequality, Poverty, Education

A Political Economy of School Exclusion

Author: F. Ashurst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137347015

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 2907

This book challenges the practice of exclusion by uncovering its roots in 19th century social and educational policy targeting poor children. Revealing a hidden history of exclusion, this analysis exposes the connections between the state, the education system and social policy, and opens a space for radical alternatives.
Social Science

The Ethnographic Imagination

Author: Paul Willis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745669123

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 3807

In this book Paul Willis, a renowned sociologist and ethnographer, aims to renew and develop the ethnographic craft across the disciplines. Drawing from numerous examples of his own past and current work, he shows that ethnographic practice and the ethnographic imagination are vital to understanding the creativity and irreducibility of experience in all aspects of social and cultural practice. Willis argues that ethnography plays a vital role in constituting 'sensuousness' in textual, methodological, and substantive ways, but it can do this only through the deployment of an associated theoretical imagination which cannot be found simply there in the field. He presents a bold and incisive ethnographically oriented view of the world, emphasizing the need for a deep-running social but also aesthetic sensibility. In doing so he brings new insights to the understanding of human action and its dialectical relation to social and symbolic structures. He makes original contributions to the understanding of the contemporary human uses of objects, artefacts and communicative forms, presenting a new analysis of commodity fetishism as central to consumption and to the wider social relations of contemporary societies. He also utilizes his perspective to further the understanding of the contemporary crisis in masculinity and to cast new light on various lived everyday cultures - at school, on the dole, on the street, in the Mall, in front of TV, in the dance club. This book will be essential reading for all those involved in planning or contemplating ethnographic fieldwork and for those interested in the contributions it can make to the social sciences and humanities.
Education

Learning to be

The world of education today and tomorrow

Author: Edgar Faure,UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231042467

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 5282

Social Science

Reconsidering Value and Labour in the Digital Age

Author: Christian Fuchs,Eran Fisher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478578

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 9077

This volume explores current interventions into the digital labour theory of value, proposing theoretical and empirical work that contributes to our understanding of Marx's labour theory of value, proposes how labour and value are transformed under conditions of virtuality, and employ the theory in order to shed light on specific practices.
Business & Economics

LABOUR AND INDUSTRIAL LAWS

Author: P.K. PADHI,

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120353498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 968

View: 8134

This comprehensive and well-organised text, now in its Third Edition, explains, with great clarity and precision, the labour and industrial laws such as the Industrial Disputes Act, the Factories Act, and the Contract Labour Act. While giving a broad perspective of the subject, the text brings out the objectives behind the enactment of every legislation, discusses the relevant case laws and shows how the Constitution is related to labour laws. Formulas for the calculation of compensation for retrenchment, death, permanent disablement are also provided. Legal jargon has been completely avoided so that anyone who is not expert in this particular subject can also understand these laws with ease. The book is primarily meant for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of law and management as well as for the postgraduate students of commerce. Besides, students pursuing professional courses such as Company Secretaryship (CS) and ICWA would also find the book very useful. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION In this edition, the amendments made in the Payment of Wages Act, the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, the Payment of Bonus Act and the Apprentices Act have been incorporated.
Education

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Paulo Freire

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501314149

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 5619

First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.
Social Science

The Cultural Studies Reader

Author: Simon During

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415137543

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

View: 7819

Written for students wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions, this text contains essays covering major methods and theories, and takes account of changes in the field with articles on areas such as technology and science and globalization.
Social Science

The Partial Revolution

Labour, Social Movements and the Invisible Hand of Mao in Western Nepal

Author: Michael Hoffmann

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785337815

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 2659

Located in the far-western Tarai region of Nepal, Kailali has been the site of dynamic social and political change in recent history. The Partial Revolution examines Kailali in the aftermath of Nepal’s Maoist insurgency, critically examining the ways in which revolutionary political mobilization changes social relations—often unexpectedly clashing with the movement’s ideological goals. Focusing primarily on the end of Kailali’s feudal system of bonded labor, Hoffmann explores the connection between politics, labor, and Mao’s legacy, documenting the impact of changing political contexts on labor relations among former debt-bonded laborers.
Philosophy

The Human Condition

Second Edition

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Rob Shepherd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

View: 1784

The past year has seen a resurgence of interest in the political thinker Hannah Arendt, “the theorist of beginnings,” whose work probes the logics underlying unexpected transformations—from totalitarianism to revolution. A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then—diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions—continue to confront us today. This new edition, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of its original publication, contains Margaret Canovan’s 1998 introduction and a new foreword by Danielle Allen. A classic in political and social theory, The Human Condition is a work that has proved both timeless and perpetually timely.
Education

Beachside Comprehensive

A Case-Study of Secondary Schooling

Author: Stephen J. Ball

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521298780

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 9812

Stephen J. Ball's account of the experiences of schooling of the pupils in a single comprehensive school over the course of three years' observation.
Education

Higher Education Transitions

Theory and Research

Author: Eva Kyndt,Vincent Donche,Keith Trigwell,Sari Lindblom-Ylänne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317207726

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 6550

In the current era where lifelong learning is brought to the fore, higher education can no longer be regarded as an isolated trajectory within one’s educational career as many students face substantial challenges in crafting their professional future. More specifically, the transition from school to higher education and continuing to the labour market are often a difficult hurdles for many students. Almost half of students do not succeed in the first year and often withdraw from education, students are faced with a variety of contexts and may choose to study in a different (international) context, and they are then confronted with structural barriers in finding a (high-quality) job, as evidenced by increasing levels of youth unemployment and underemployment. Higher Education Transitions aims to deepen our understanding of the transitions taking place when students enter, progress and leave higher education to enter the labour market. Drawing on an international team of contributors, this guide includes three conceptual and fifteen empirical studies which include a range of quantitative, qualitative, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Divided into three sections to reflect each important transition phase, topics include: transitions from secondary to higher education; transitions within higher education; transitions from higher education to the labour market.? By considering transitions across different phases as a broad and interrelated process, this guide will be essential reading for higher education researchers, policy stakeholders and all those interested in the transitions into higher education and the labour market.