Adult Learning and Technology in Working-Class Life (Learning in Doing (Hardcover)

Social)

By Peter Sawchuk

Cambridge University Press, 9780521817561, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2003

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Description

This book explores the hidden world of everyday learning in the lives of manufacturing workers from a social perspective. It challenges the myth that everyday learning, despite its apparent openness and freedom, can be understood as class-neutral. Based on life-history interviews, selected ethnographic observations in homes and factories, and large-scale survey materials as well as the microanalysis of human-computer interaction, the analysis follows learning across the spheres of "working-class life" and draws on the author's personal experiences as a factory worker and academic.