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    The Myth of the Learning Society.Christina Hughes & Malcolm Tight - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (3):290-304.
    The learning society has been advocated as an answer to current economic, political and social problems by a wide coalition of interests, including politicians, employers and educators. Here we critically analyse the concept as a myth; that is, as an idea which may or may not have validity, but which many people believe in. For the purpose of this analysis, the learning society is set alongside four other myths upon which it builds: those of productivity, change, lifelong education and the (...)
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  2. Feminist Appropriations of Bourdieu : The Case of Social Capital.Christina Hughes & Loraine Blaxter - 2007 - In Terry Lovell (ed.), (Mis)Recognition, Social Inequality and Social Justice: Nancy Fraser and Pierre Bourdieu. Routledge.
    This chapter offers an account of the rise to prominence of the concept of ‘social capital’, its use in social policy and government agencies and the predominance within research and theory in this area of the work of Coleman (1988), Putnam (1995, 2000) and Fukuyama (1995). The extent of take up of these theorists, we note, is at the neglect of Bourdieu’s more sociological and critical conceptualization. We detail the differences, and indeed similarities, between these various conceptualizations of social capital (...)
     
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  3. Perhaps She Was Having a Bad Hair Day!: Taking Issue with Ungenerous Readings of Feminist Texts – an Open Letter.Christina Hughes - 2004 - European Journal of Women's Studies 11 (1):103-109.
    In this ‘Open Letter’ the author raises a number of concerns about the role of critique in feminist writing. She does this by exploring an article that represents, for her, a particularly bad case of the lack of generosity that can arise in the treatment of another’s work. The author argues that, to develop greater generosity in our critical engagement with each other’s work, we should make greater use of our reflexive imaginations in order to take fuller account of the (...)
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    The Myth of the Learning Society.Christina Hughes & Malcolm Tight - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (3):290 - 304.
    The learning society has been advocated as an answer to current economic, political and social problems by a wide coalition of interests, including politicians, employers and educators. Here we critically analyse the concept as a myth; that is, as an idea which may or may not have validity, but which many people believe in. For the purpose of this analysis, the learning society is set alongside four other myths upon which it builds: those of productivity, change, lifelong education and the (...)
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