Mind the gap: personal and collective identities at work
Felstead, Alan, Fuller, Alison, Jewson, Nick, Unwin, Lorna, Kakavelakis, Konstantinos and Bishop, D. (2009) Mind the gap: personal and collective identities at work. Studies in the Education of Adults, 41, (1), 6-20.
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This paper explores three different ways in which workers experience and react to managerial attempts to mould and shape their identities. It provides illustrations of three theoretically-derived identity modalities: 'dramaturgical selves'; 'conformist selves'; and 'resistant selves'. The paper shows how the relationship between personal and collective identities is at the heart of these modalities, and how they are formed as a reaction to management attempts to narrow, maintain or widen the gap between personal and collective identities at work.
|Keywords:||workplace learning environments, knowledge, expansive, restrictive|
|Subjects:||L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Lifelong and Work-Related Learning
|Date Deposited:||20 Nov 2008|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 12:48|
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