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Conceptual Con/fusion in Democratic Societies
Current rhetoric of democratic citizenship invokes an ideology of consumerism. In this article, I adopt a feminist/critical cultural studies perspective to explore the extent to which theExpand
Hard/Soft, Formal/Informal, Work/Learning: Tenuous/Persistent Binaries in the Knowledge-Based Society
Purpose – This paper discusses insights from a study of women working, or seeking or preparing for work, in the information technology (IT) field. At issue is how and whether alternative careerExpand
Knitting as Metaphor for Work
This article discusses the coauthors’ experiences as academic colleagues who took up knitting together, and the insights about contemporary complications and tensions of research and work that weExpand
DISCURSIVE INCONVENIENCE: THE DIS/APPEARING RHETORIC OF LGBT RIGHTS IN POST-SECONDARY INTERNATIONALIZATION TEXTS
This paper outlines a preliminary document analysis of the intersection of two prominent discourses in the Western public academy: equity and internationalization. Particular dilemmas arise forExpand
Seeing and be(liev)ing: How nursing and medical students understand representations of their professions
Abstract This article discusses initial findings from a study exploring the pedagogical functions of popular culture. The study was framed by a neo-Gramscian theoretical framework which connectsExpand
Fictions of work-related learning: how a hit television show portrays internship, and how medical students relate to those portrayals
This article proceeds from three main premises. First, we assert that popular culture functions pedagogically and helps cultural consumers learn about work, even before they enter educationalExpand
Everyday Scholars: Framing Informal Learning in Terms of Academic Disciplines and Skills
This article discusses shopping, especially critical shopping, as a process of informal and incidental adult learning about the intersecting politics of globalization and consumption. The author usesExpand
Reading Antonio Gramsci as a Methodologist
In this paper the author connects conceptual and methodological development, typically presented as distinct processes. She argues that these processes are—or should be—underpinned by a commonExpand
Marketing equity: “Diversity” as keyword for internationally engaged postsecondary institutions
For some time, the word diversity has been used to convey to members of Western societies that they live in a social climate of openness and welcome. Diversity might refer to any number of socialExpand
Conceptual Con/fusion in Democratic Societiesand limitations of consumer-citizenship
Current rhetoric of democratic citizenship invokes an ideology of consumerism. In this article, I adopt a feminist/critical cultural studies perspective to explore the extent to which theExpand
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