Learning to Labor: How Working-Class Kids Get Working-Class Jobs

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"A landmark work in sociology, cultural studies, and ethnography since its publication in 1977, Paul Willis's Learning to Labor is a provocative and troubling account of how education links culture and class in the reproduction of social hierarchy. Willis observed a working-class friendship group in an English industrial town in the West Midlands in their final years at school. These "lads" rebelled against the rules and values of the school, creating their own culture of opposition. Yet this resistance to official norms, ...

Learning to Labor: How Working-Class Kids Get Working-Class Jobs 2017, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231178952

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Learning to Labor: How Working-Class Kids Get Working-Class Jobs 1981, Columbia University Press, New York

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