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Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma

Identity, Meaning, and Subjectivity in Career Development

Evolving Perspectives in Human Resources

Authors: Gedro, Julie

  • Synthesizes current social and theoretical issues from a critical perspective, such as the social construction of identity and career subjectivity
  • Combines the latest research on identity with applications for HRD practitioners to incorporate into career development programs
  • Describes the role of identity as a crucial yet underexplored area of career development for a wide audience of scholars, graduate students, practitioners
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About this book

This book closely interrogates the construct of identity and the role it plays in career development. It provides guidance for HRD practitioners and researchers who create career development programs through a typology of different categories of identity, such as demographics, life events, and career histories.

 

The book presents a framework for considering and addressing career development from a critically reflective perspective of identity as a result of choice, chance, and adaptation. It offers a comprehensive understanding and awareness of tacit, nuanced, and stigmatized issues that were once shameful but have now become more socially acceptable. As a result, HRD practitioners can design programs and resources that have a richness and relevance that might heretofore be lacking. The book also offers guidance for individuals as they take charge of their own identities and career trajectories in an increasingly complex and unpredictable working environment.

About the authors

Julie Gedro is Associate Dean and Professor of Business at SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Gedro’s research and teaching focuses on human resource management and development. She has designed and developed coursework that embraces a variety of teaching and learning modalities including online and blended models and is the co-designer and coordinator of Empire State College’s first undergraduate certificate in Business and Environmental Sustainability (which is available through OPEN SUNY). Dr. Gedro’s work has been recognized at Empire State College with the Jane Altes Prize for Outstanding Community Service and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Her work on identity and career development was recognized with the Academy of Human Resource Management’s Cutting Edge Award. Dr. Gedro is the President-Elect of the Academy for Human Resource Development. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Context, Purpose, and Problem

    Gedro, Julie

    Pages 1-12

  • Examining the Construct of Identity and Its Relevance for HRD Theory and Practice or Turning the Lens of Examining Identity Inward upon HR Professionals

    Gedro, Julie

    Pages 13-37

  • Identity is Constructed and Career Success is Subjective

    Gedro, Julie

    Pages 39-59

  • Demographics, Identity, and the Matrixed Nature of Identity

    Gedro, Julie

    Pages 61-88

  • Life Events that Impact Identity

    Gedro, Julie

    Pages 89-96

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51589-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51588-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Identity, Meaning, and Subjectivity in Career Development
Book Subtitle
Evolving Perspectives in Human Resources
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51589-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51589-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51588-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 159
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics