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The New Work Order

1st Edition

By James Gee, Glynda Hull, Colin Lankshear

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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

Table of Contents

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?

About the Authors

James Paul Gee is professor of education at Clark University; Glynda Hull is professor of language and literacy education at the University of California at Berkeley; and Colin Lankshear is professor in the School of Language and Literacy Education at Queensland University of Technology. James Paul Gee is professor of education at Clark University; Glynda Hull is professor of language and literacy education at the University of California at Berkeley; and Colin Lankshear is professor in the School of Language and Literacy Education at Queensland University of Technology. James Paul Gee is professor of education at Clark University; Glynda Hull is professor of language and literacy education at the University of California at Berkeley; and Colin Lankshear is professor in the School of Language and Literacy Education at Queensland University of Technology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General