1st Edition

Learning to Labor in New Times

Edited By Nadine Dolby, Greg Dimitriadis Copyright 2004
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Foreword, Stanley AronowitzChapter 1: Learning to Labor in New Times: An Introduction, Nadine Dolby and Greg DimitriadisSECTION I: REFLECTING ON LEARNING TO LABORChapter 2: Male Working Class Identities and Social Justice: A Reconsideration of Paul Willis's Learning to Labor in Light of Contemporary Research, Madeleine ArnotChapter 3: Paul Willis, Class Consciousness, and Critical Pedagogy: Toward a Socialist Future, Peter McLaren and Valerie Scatamburlo-D'AnnibaleChapter 4: Between Good Sense and Bad Sense: Race, Class, and Learning from Learning to Labor, Michael W. AppleChapter 5: The Lads and the Cultural Topography of Race, Fazal RizviSECTION II: LEARNING TO LABOR IN NEW TIMESChapter 6: Reordering Work and Destabilizing Masculinity, Jane Kenway and Anna KraackChapter 7: Revisiting a 1980's Moment of Critique: Class, Gender and the New Economy, Lois WeisChapter 8: Learning to Do Time: Willis's Model of Cultural Reproduction in an Era of Post-industrialism, Globalization, and Mass Incarceration, Kathleen Nolan and Jean AnyonChapter 9: Thinking about the Cultural Studies of Education in a Time of Recession: Learning to Labor and the Work of Aesthetics in Modern Life, Cameron McCarthySECTION III: Twenty-Five Years On: Old Books, New Times, Paul WillisAPPENDIX:Centre and Periphery-An Interview with Paul Willis, David Mills and Robert GibbNotes on ContributorsIndex


    Nadine Dolby is Assistant Professor of Education Foundations/Comparative and International Education at Northern Illinois University.
    Greg Dimitriadis is in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
    Paul Willis is Professor of Social and Cultural Ethnography at Keele University.

    "…Learning to Labor in New Times is a fine tribute to one of the most important achievements in the history of educational and ethnographic research." – David Bills and Su Euk Park, Educational Studies, 43: 263-267, 2008