Drawing a canvas of career dreams and passions in life context:A visual study on self-making

Karakas, Fahri and Sarigollu, Emine (2014) Drawing a canvas of career dreams and passions in life context:A visual study on self-making. In: Academy of Management Proceedings. UNSPECIFIED.

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Drawing on a wide range of examples of drawings, from adventurous cartoons to depictions of ‘ideal lives’, from linear mountain-climbing routes to chaotic labyrinths, we develop an understanding of career passions and dreams as ‘slices of self- making’ through imagined futures. In doing so, we explore how ideas about the human subject, and its capacities for self-making and career construction, form a basis for re-conceptualizing the role and significance of dreams and passions in understanding careers in a life context. We show how visual data can be used as a catalyst for understanding the diversity and multiplicity of passions, desires, and dreams as a means for dealing with the uncertainty of imagined futures. We argue for a visual turn in career studies based on the utility of participant drawings for a deeper understanding of the range of career dreams, passions, and desires in the overall life context.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: careers,drawing,visual methods,youth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 01:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58222
DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.17063abstract

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