Adult Learning and Technology in Working-Class Life
This book explores the hidden world of everyday learning in the lives of manufacturing workers in Canada from a social perspective with a focus on computers. It explodes the myth that this 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, large-scale survey materials as well as microanalysis of human computer interaction, the analysis explores learning across the various spheres of 'working-class life.' Drawing on personal experiences as a factory worker and academic, the author offers the most detailed examination of learning amongst working-class people currently available.
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