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Deskilling

  • By: Cyrus Bina
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Deskilling, the transfer of a worker's dexterity and tacit knowledge to machine, is a pervasive feature of global labor. The notion of deskilling and the apprehension that it creates in the labor force have a perplexing prehistory in scientific management, the ...

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