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Imagining women's careers

Author: Laurie Cohen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2014.
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This book is about women's careers, how they think about and enact their working lives, and how these patterns change, or stay the same, over time. It focuses on seventeen women, based in the same northern English city, working in a variety of occupations, who left their organizational positions to set up their own businesses. In the early 90s they participated in a research study of this career transition, and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Cohen
ISBN: 9780199697199 0199697191
OCLC Number: 905903395
Description: 1 vol. (IX-208 p.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements ; 1. Women's career lives: 1993-2010 ; 2. Telling career stories ; 3. The cast ; 4. The transition from employment to self-employment ; 5. Changing contexts ; 6. Developing careers through time ; 7. As in work, so too in retirement ; 8. The importance of others ; 9. The career imagination ; References
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