Work transitions as told: a narrative approach to biographical learning

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Author: Hallqvist, Anders; Hyden, Lars-Christer


In this article, we introduce a narrative approach to biographical learning; that is, an approach that considers autobiographical storytelling as a practice through which claims about life history are performed and negotiated. Using insights from narrative theory, we highlight evaluations in those narratives and suggest their crucial role in promoting self-reflective thought. The research area is unemployment, more specifically, work transitions following company restructuring and redundancy supported by outplacement services. Recognizing the learning potential in autobiographical...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment

Keywords: Unemployment; Unemployed; Retrenchment; Redundancy; Job searching; Employment service

Geographic subjects: Sweden; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2013

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Journal volume: 35

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2013

Pages: pp. 1-16

Related items: TD/TNC 117.421

ISSN: 0158-037X, 1470-126X

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 111.965

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