Learning to Labour: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Learning to Labour: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

By: Mr. Paul Willis (author)Paperback

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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.

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Paul Willis


Contents: Key to transcripts; Introduction. Part I Ethnography: Elements of a culture; Class and institutional form of a culture; Labour power, culture, class and institution. Part II Analysis: Penetrations; Limitations; The role of ideology; Notes towards a theory of cultural forms and social reproduction; Monday morning and the millennium. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781857421705
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 215
  • ID: 9781857421705
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 1857421701

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