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


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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 the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor & Francis at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2016.1151426 Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paul Willis, learning to labour, class expectations, grammar school education, education and social engineering
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 14:35
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 09:28
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2207

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