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Mind the gap: personal and collective identities at work

Felstead, A, Fuller, A, Jewson, N, Unwin, L, Bishop, D and Kakavelakis, K (2009) 'Mind the gap: personal and collective identities at work.' Studies in the Education of Adults, 41 (1). pp. 6-20. ISSN 0266-0830

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Identity, Learning, Work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 15:05
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 15:05
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7128
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