Re-Doing the Knowledge – Labour, Learning and Life Stories in Transit

A few years ago I was involved in the attempt to set up an international research project looking at the impact of globalisation  on working class culture, and in particular on the informal processes of learning  that were  transmitted through families, peer groups, workplaces and other communities of practice. The project never happened due to lack of funding but in this text, which is a kind of prolegomena to the project, I discuss   some of the theoretical and methodological problems entailed in doing this kind of  comparative research into locally situated knowledge.

The text originally appeared in the Journal for Education, Work and Society in 2005.  View the document here: Re-doing the Knowledge