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The Resource Imagining women's careers, Laurie Cohen, (electronic resource)

Imagining women's careers, Laurie Cohen, (electronic resource)

Label
Imagining women's careers
Title
Imagining women's careers
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is over twenty years since scholars began to question the adequacy of the extant career theory for illuminating women's lives. Since then the literature has developed apace. This book contributes to these on-going debates. This book is about women's careers, how they think about and enact their working lives, and how these patterns change, or stay the same, over time. It focuses on seventeen women, based in the same northern English city, working in a variety of occupations, who left their organizational positions to set up their own businesses. In the early 90s they participated in a research study of this career transition, and a decade and a half later were interviewed for a second time. Imagining Women's Careers is based on these accounts. It investigates the women's transition to self-employment and on-going career development; contextual change between the two periods and why, in career terms, this mattered; their experiences of late career and retirement; and the role of others in their career-making. The concept of the career imagination is introduced, defining and delimiting what is possible, legitimate and appropriate in career terms, and prescribing its own criteria for success. In part, the book is about change: women moving from young to middle, or middle to old age; society moving out of and back into recession; an academic literature which has deconstructed and redefined the concept of career itself. However it is also about continuity: enduring relationships, commitments to people and places, deeply held values and identities
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Laurie
Dewey number
650.1082
LC call number
HQ1181.G7
LC item number
C64 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Career development
  • Success in business
  • Career development
  • Success in business
  • Women
Label
Imagining women's careers, Laurie Cohen, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
Contents
Women's career lives : 1993-2010 -- Telling career stories -- The cast -- The transition from employment to self-employment -- Changing contexts -- Developing careers through time -- As in work, so too in retirement -- The importance of others -- The career imagination
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001376236
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 192 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199697199
Lccn
2014935043
Other control number
11632616
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001376236
Label
Imagining women's careers, Laurie Cohen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
Contents
Women's career lives : 1993-2010 -- Telling career stories -- The cast -- The transition from employment to self-employment -- Changing contexts -- Developing careers through time -- As in work, so too in retirement -- The importance of others -- The career imagination
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001376236
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 192 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199697199
Lccn
2014935043
Other control number
11632616
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001376236

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