Interpreting Career: Hermeneutical Studies of Lives in Context

Interpreting Career: Hermeneutical Studies of Lives in Context

by Richard Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275939502

ISBN-13: 9780275939502

Pub. Date: 07/30/1992

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This work reports on a range of research studies in the career field that use biographical, narrative, and ecological approaches within an interpretive framework. It responds to the recognized dissonance between career theory and research, on the one part, and practice, on the other. It also responds to the view that in recent years practice has outstripped career

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This work reports on a range of research studies in the career field that use biographical, narrative, and ecological approaches within an interpretive framework. It responds to the recognized dissonance between career theory and research, on the one part, and practice, on the other. It also responds to the view that in recent years practice has outstripped career theory and research. The qualitative approaches used in the research reported have gained popularity in the social sciences in recent years, but have been largely untried in the career field.

This work offers specific interpretive studies that range over the life span and involve a number of perspectives including contexts such as parental influence, socio-political milieu, early career studies of apprentices, medical students, and nurses, studies of the established careers of secretaries, women entrepreneurs, teachers, and studies of the careers of older workers. In addition, the book contains interpretive studies pertaining to career theory, counseling and other interventions, and the research process. It also recognizes issues highlighted by a postmodernist perspective. A number of audiences will find this book useful: industrial/organizational psychologists, counseling psychologists, career counselors, counselor educators, and researchers in the career area from psychology and sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275939502
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1992
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,283,388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Constructing Career Through Narrative and Context: An Interpretive Perspective by Audrey Collin and Richard A. Young

Hermeneutical Studies of the Experience of Career

Great Expectations? Toward an Understanding of the Life Plan by Heather J. Hopfl

The Construction of a Moral Career in Medicine by Kevin D. Murray

Developmental Processes of Young Women in a Caring Profession: A Qualitative Life-Event Study by Toni Faltermaier

The Notion of Managerial and Clerical Careers as They Emerge from Descriptions of Self and Coworkers by Anne Statham

Advancing an Ecological Perspective of Vocational Development: The Construction of Personal Work Integration by Jane A. Grimstad

Patterns of Unhappiness in Men's Careers by Richard L. Ochberg

Entrepreneurial Women and the Relational Component of Identity: A Hermeneutical Study of Career by Richard A. Young and Ronni Richards

Interpreting the End of a Career by Bill Bytheway

Hermeneutical Studies of Career Theory, Research, and Practice

Autonomy and Learning about Work by Bill Law

Career Decisions: A Critical Psychology by Tod Sloan

Time to Reflect: Biographical Study, Personal Insight, and Professional Development by Pat Sikes and Kath Aspinwall

The Experience of Carrying Out a Hermeneutical Study by Audrey Collin

Bibliography

Name Index

Subject Index

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