Workplace democracy. Empowerment. Team leaders. Knowledge workers. This is the language of ?the new work order? promoted by today's management, which promises more meaningful and satisfying work, greater respect for diversity, and more democratic distribution of knowledge.But Gee, Hull, and Lankshear find startling contradictions in this brave new
Preface -- Sociocultural literacy, discourses, and the new work order -- Fast capitalism: theory and practice -- Alignments: education and the new capitalism -- A tale of one factory: training for teams -- A tale of one factory: teams at work -- A tale of one village: global capitalism and Nicaragua -- What is to be done?