When composition students look to their teachers for vocational guidance, both groups should acknowledge that the contexts of such terms as career, mobility, and skills have radically changed. In particular, the economy now links the global with the local, and capitalism has shifted from the fordist model, dominant through much of the twentieth century, to a newer, “fast” model.
Original Publication Information
This article was originally published in College English, Volume 72, Number 2, November 2009.
Lu, Min-Zhan and Horner, Bruce, "Composing in a global-local context : careers, mobility, skills." (2009). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 65.