Career Mystique Cracks in the American Dream

ISBN-10: 0742528626
ISBN-13: 9780742528628
Edition: 2004
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Description: The Career Mystique examines taken-for-granted rules of the career game--that continuous, full-time, hard work pays off--deeply embedded in the American Dream. Possibilities of fulfilling the career mystique are dwindling, given insecurities and  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

The Career Mystique examines taken-for-granted rules of the career game--that continuous, full-time, hard work pays off--deeply embedded in the American Dream. Possibilities of fulfilling the career mystique are dwindling, given insecurities and risks of a global economy, strains and double demands on the job and at home, uncertainties and ambiguities around retirement. This outdated myth stands in the way of fashioning innovative policies more in keeping with life in 21st century America. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The career mystique
Learning the career mystique : where do values and expectations come from?
Do young adults still believe in the career mystique?
If real work is paid work, can new parents follow the career mystique?
Living the career mystique : making it, giving up, or slipping behind?
Life midcourse : are retirement or second acts inevitable, desirable, or even possible?
Policies and practices : maintaining the status quo or challenging the career mystique?
Beyond the career mystique : recasting the lockstep life course

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