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By James Thomson

This is an essay written by an ex-student of mine, James Thomson. He wrote it when he was a final year student in Education Studies, in the School of Education at the University of Northampton. It was an essay for the EDU3004 module, ‘Education, Culture & Society’.

I have put James’ essay – with his permission – onto The Flow of Ideas website, mainly for the benefit of my current EDU3004 students, but others may also be interested in it.

The full reference and URL for the essay is:

Thomson, J. (2007) Paul Willis and Learning to Labour, Education Studies, School of Education, University of Northampton, 3rd December. Available online at The Flow of Ideas:


The Flow of Ideas is at:

Glenn Rikowski

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