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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: workplace learning environments, knowledge, expansive, restrictive


Local EPrints ID: 63944
ISSN: 0266-0830
PURE UUID: b7d89835-30ff-48e1-a38a-76003a3f4210

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Date deposited: 20 Nov 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:14

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Author: Alan Felstead
Author: Alison Fuller
Author: Nick Jewson
Author: Lorna Unwin
Author: Konstantinos Kakavelakis
Author: D. Bishop

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