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Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Evan Watkins


This book addresses the subjects of literacy. It explores how literacy workers are subjected to the relations between new forms of labor and the concept of human capital as a dominant economic structure in the United States. It is about how literacies become forms of value producing labor in everyday life both within and beyond the workplace itself. As this book shows, apprehending the meaning of literacy work requires an understanding of how literacies have changed not only in relation to technology but also to labor, capital, and economics. The emergence of new literacies has produced consid ... More

Keywords: literacy, human capital, economics, technology, Gary Becker, labor, just-in-time human capital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823264223
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264223.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evan Watkins, author
University of California, Davis

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