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Understanding careers: the metaphors of working lives

Author: Inkson, Kerr Publisher: Sage, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 319 p. : Graphs ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0461929503Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Understanding Careers The Metaphors of Working Lives Contents List of Cases Acknowledgments Introduction How To Use This Book 1. Career and Metaphor Defining Career The Context of Careers Careers and Countries A Brief History of Careers A Brief History of Career Studies Career Studies: Separate Realities The Use of Metaphor Career Metaphors A Case Study Metaphors for Aston's Career CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER xii xv xvii xviii 1 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 15 18 22 22 22 27 28 30 32 33 41 44 46 47 47 2. Careers as Inheritances Structure Versus Individual Action Field and Habitus Careers as Prisons Inheritance and Social Structure Careers and Family Inheritance and Childhood: Gottfredson's Theory CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 3. Careers as Cycles Age/Stage Theory Donald Super: A Theory of Career Development Daniel Levinson: The Seasons of a Life Women's Career Stages Career Stages and the New Careers Pre- and Early Career Issues Midcareer Issues Late-Career Issues Cycles Within Cycles CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 52 53 54 57 60 61 64 66 69 71 72 72 72 77 78 79 81 88 90 92 93 95 96 96 101 103 107 108 112 113 116 119 119 120 121 121 122 127 128 130 131 132 4. Careers as Action Agency Self-Expression Theories of Career Development Career Success Career Planning and Management Crafting Careers Career Self-Direction: The Protean Career CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 5. Careers as Fit Work Adjustment Theory Personal Traits and Occupational Choice John Holland: Vocational Personality Theory Edgar Schein: Career Anchors Measuring Career-Related Traits Assessing Individuals Assessing Jobs and Occupations Career Decision Making Organizational Choice CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 6. Careers as Journeys Journey Metaphors Direction and Destination Topography and Climbing Frames Career Maps Career Types Mixed Career Journeys CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 132 144 145 146 146 151 153 155 156 158 161 163 165 170 171 172 172 173 177 179 183 184 188 189 192 192 193 198 201 202 207 210 215 215 218 218 219 224 225 228 7. Careers as Roles Roles and Work Roles and Society Role Expectations and Role Conflict Identity Role Transitions Role Innovation Work­Life Balance Dual-Career Couples Careers as Theater CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 8. Careers as Relationships Networks and Networking Social Capital Types of Networks Interpersonal Influence Mentorship CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 9. Careers as Resources The Resource-Based View Organizational Career Management The Decline in Organizational Careers Combining Organizational and Individual Career Management 209 Career Management Interventions in Organizations Psychological Contracts and Careers Career Capitalism CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 10. Careers as Stories Storytelling Stories Functions of Career Stories Individual Behavior or Social Context? Stories and Reality Public Stories Stories and Rhetoric Facilitating Career Change CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 231 234 235 237 238 240 241 241 242 246 248 252 254 255 257 259 262 263 264 266 267 267 270 276 284 293 293 294 298 308 319 11. Careers in Practice The Complexity of Careers Career Stakeholders Recipes for Success Career Management Career Decision Making Accessing Career Information Job Hunting Understanding the Future Career Strategies CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER 12. Career Counseling and Metaphor Mary McMahon Metaphors of Career Counseling Using Metaphor in Career Counseling CONCLUSION KEY POINTS IN THIS CHAPTER QUESTIONS FROM THIS CHAPTER Author Index Subject Index About the Author and Contributor

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