Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives

Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives

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“Kerr Inkson has made a really valuable contribution. A powerful illustration of how metaphor influences thinking about careers. The book shows how metaphor helps us to understand our own thought-patterns and predispositions and is very effective in integrating the different branches of career studies Very clear, and well argued. Right on the mark!”

--Gareth Morgan, Author, Images of Organization, Distinguished Research Professor, York University, Toronto

Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives uses a unique framework of nine archetypal metaphors to encapsulate the field of career studies. Using an easy-to-read style, author Kerr Inkson examines key concepts, illustrating them with over 50 authentic career cases, to build an excellent bridge between theory and “real life.”

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