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ERIC Number: EJ870200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0266-0830
Mind the Gap: Personal and Collective Identities at Work
Felstead, Alan; Fuller, Alison; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna; Bishop, Dan; Kakavelakis, Konstantinos
Studies in the Education of Adults, v41 n1 p6-20 Spr 2009
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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