Career Development Series

Conceptualising Women’s Working Lives

Moving the Boundaries of Discourse

Editors: Patton, Wendy (Ed.)

  • This book tracks the history of the career literature on women’s careers and presents new constructions which broaden our focus to a more holistic understanding of women’s working lives in both public and private spheres.

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About this book

Theoretical work on the career development of women has travelled a journey from critique to creation. Early work responded to and criticised a literature that focused on theorising male roles in a workplace that was conceptualised as providing vertical career paths primarily for middle class males. More recently theorists are creating new constructions and frameworks to enable a more holistic understanding of career, applicable to both women and men. These constructions include broadening the discussion from women’s careers to women’s working lives. This is the fifth book in the Sense Publishers Career Development Series. It features the vibrant work of contributors from around the world writing in the field of women’s working lives. It emphasises the need to explore theoretical connections and understandings in order to facilitate a more holistic and inclusive understanding of women’s working lives. The writers in the current volume acknowledge the changing roles of women, in both public and private spheres. Women’s roles in paid work are changing both in their nature and type of engagement. In addition, with an ageing population, women’s roles in care work are increasingly being extended from child care to aged care. This book provides a history of theorising about women's careers, in addition to presenting a focus on current empirical and theoretical work which contributes to understandings of women's working lives. It’s contributions both map the current discourse and challenge future work to extend the boundaries of that discourse.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Understanding Women’s Working Lives

    Patton, Wendy

    Pages 3-21

  • Expanding the Discourse

    Richardson, Mary Sue (et al.)

    Pages 23-49

  • A Relational Cultural Paradigm as a Theoretical Backdrop for Considering Women’s Work

    Schultheiss, Donna E.

    Pages 51-62

  • Patterns and Paradoxes in Women’s Careers

    O’Neil, Deborah A. (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

  • Workable Solutions

    Doherty, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 83-103

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  • ISBN 978-94-6209-209-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptualising Women’s Working Lives
Book Subtitle
Moving the Boundaries of Discourse
Editors
  • Wendy Patton
Series Title
Career Development Series
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-209-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-209-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 204
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