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Workplace democracy. Empowerment. Team leaders. Knowledge workers. This is the language of "the new work order" promoted by today's management, which promises more meaningful and satisfying work, greater respect for diversity, and more democratic distribution of knowledge.But Gee, Hull, and Lankshear find startling contradictions in this brave new workplace--escalating inequality between individuals, nations, and even continents. They show how newly created alliances between business, educators, and psychologists may point to a hidden capitalist agenda more interested in preserving the status quo than establishing a new work order.This book offers a compelling and controversial account of global capitalism in the information age and the ways it affects language, literacy, learning, and life chances. It will be of particular interest to students in education, business, sociology, sociolinguistics, and communication studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813332611
ISBN-10: 0813332613
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Gee

James Paul Gee is professor of education at Clark University; Glynda Hull is professor of language and literacy education at the University of California at Berkeley; and Colin Lankshear is professor in the School of Language and Literacy Education at Queensland University of Technology. James Paul Gee is professor of education at Clark University; Glynda Hull is professor of language and literacy education at the University of California at Berkeley; and Colin Lankshear is professor in the School of Language and Literacy Education at Queensland University of Technology. James Paul Gee is professor of education at Clark University; Glynda Hull is professor of language and literacy education at the University of California at Berkeley; and Colin Lankshear is professor in the School of Language and Literacy Education at Queensland University of Technology.

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