Learning From Lacan: An Autoethnography Of Career Transition

Warhurst, Russell and Black, Kate (2017) Learning From Lacan: An Autoethnography Of Career Transition. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2017, 5th - 7th September 2017, Coventry.

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Abstract

This development paper emphasises the importance of researcher reflexivity.
Previously at BAM we presented an autoethnography of our career transitions
interpreting our difficulties in making our voluntary career moves in terms of a series of stages through which we undertook identity-work to overcome forces of identity regulation and achieve an aspired and stable sense-of-self. While this paper was well received and made a contribution to identity theorising, we have, as all autoethnographers should, engaged in ever deeper reflexivity and also in dialogue with peers. As a result, we are engaging with psychoanalytical theorising, particularly facets of Lacan’s work, to reconceptualise our data and further extend our contribution to identity theorising. The Lacanian lens is enabling us to learn that our identities were more regulated than we recognised and unconscious drives and processes can serve to contain subjectivities. We ask delegates to continue with us as guides on this journey.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L300 Sociology
N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Kate Black
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 18:37
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31962

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