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Reflexive self-identity and work: working women, biographical disruption and agency

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posted on 24.04.2020, 14:08 by Diane Trusson, Clive Trusson, Catherine Casey
The article examines how women workers reflexively shape their self-identities and work identities following a significant biographical disruption incurred by breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Based on interviews with 22 women navigating their post-diagnosis life course, the article addresses participants’ challenges in their relationships with paid employment, their responses, and self-identity narratives. It finds that women strive to revise and innovate their self-identity and work identity in the midst of personal and social constraints in working life. They craft their cancer disruptive experiences into new developments of who they are, and want to be, as persons and as workers. Multiple intersectional features of participants’ work-related self-identity are identified, including reassessment of priorities, capabilities, and workplace relations.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Work, Employment and Society

Volume

35

Issue

1

Pages

116 - 136

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The authors

Publisher statement

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Acceptance date

18/04/2020

Publication date

2020-07-08

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0950-0170

eISSN

1469-8722

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Clive Trusson. Deposit date: 22 April 2020

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