Hopfl, H, Hamilton, LA and Brannan, MJ (2016) Introduction to 'A Gendered Perspective on Learning to Labour'. Culture and Organisation, 23 (2). pp. 85-94. ISSN 1477-2760

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Abstract

This paper presents an auto-ethnographic study of the personal experience of learning to labour. Heather Hopfl reflects on the prospects and opportunities presented to her as part of her life and experiences of learning to labour during the same period as Willis's study: which, of course, is specific to young men. Consequently, the paper reflects on the implications of class location and life chances, on the social engineering experimentation of the 1950s and 60s, on the options presented by a grammar school education and on the impossibility of return occasioned by such opportunities. It discusses the escape routes open to some but closed to many.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published online first by Taylor & Francis in Culture and Organization on 4 February 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14759551.2016.1151426
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paul Willis, learning to labour, class expectations, grammar school education, education and social engineering
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 14:14
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 09:31
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1423

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