New People in new worlds: Networks, the new capitalism and schools

James Paul Gee

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Abstract

We are living amidst major changes, changes creating new ways with words, new literacies, and new forms of learning. These changes are creating, as well, new relationships and alignments within, between, and among the spheres of family, school, business and science. This chapter seeks to place language, literacy, and learning in the broad context of these new alignments, alignments from which new ‘kinds of people’ are emerging. These issues are, as well, the backdrop against which the Multiliteracies Project has been carrying out its discussions and from which it is making its proposals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiliteracies
Subtitle of host publicationLiteracy Learning and the Design of Social Futures
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages41-66
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781134611843
ISBN (Print)0203979400, 9780415214216
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Gee, J. P. (2005). New People in new worlds: Networks, the new capitalism and schools. In Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures (pp. 41-66). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203979402-9