ERIC Number: EJ879992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Reference Count: 84
Self in Career Theory and Counselling: A Discourse Analysis Perspective
Stead, Graham B.; Bakker, Terri M.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v38 n1 p45-60 Feb 2010
A rapidly changing postmodern working world demands revised conceptualisations of the self. Recent scholarship in discourse analysis invites an investigation into how selves are constructed and fabricated within a complex matrix of social discourses, and how this may impact on the field of career counselling and development. This paper examines the self in career counselling and development from a Foucauldian discourse analysis perspective in terms of the self's situatedness in history, narrative and power. In addition, counselling implications within a discourse analysis perspective are provided.
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Self Concept, Postmodernism, Career Counseling, Career Development, Power Structure, Politics, Language Usage
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