Metaphors of Occupational Identity: Traces of a Changeable Workplace in Journalism

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Abstract According to Social Identity Theory individuals' identity consists of a personal identity and (several) social identities. Social identities often manifest themselves in jobs and occupations (i.e. occupational identities). When organizations or industries change, employees face new requirements and unknown situations. In identity negotiation occupational identity and specific situations influence each other. This co-constitutive interdependency allows employees to make sense of a changeable work environment. In this paper we propose the approach to work with metaphors to investigate occupational identity. We develop a methodic approach and explore the question how metaphors named by journalists reflect their occupational identity in a changeable work environment.
Authors Grubenmann, Stephanie & Meckel, Miriam
Language English
Keywords occupational identity, changing workplace, metaphors, journalism
Subjects social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 4 August 2014
Publisher Academy of Management
Title of Book Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. 2014
Event Title 74th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2014 "The Power of Words"
Event Location Philadelphia, PA
Event Dates 01-05.08.2014
ISSN 0065-0668
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.17010abstract
Depositing User Dr. Stephanie Grubenmann
Date Deposited 31 Mar 2014 11:29
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:20
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/230705

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Grubenmann, Stephanie & Meckel, Miriam: Metaphors of Occupational Identity: Traces of a Changeable Workplace in Journalism. 2014. - 74th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2014 "The Power of Words". - Philadelphia, PA.

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