Finding meaning through work: untangling the braided discourses

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dc.creator MacMillan, Scott
dc.creator Yue, Anthony R. 2014-02-11T19:13:18Z 2014-02-11T19:13:18Z 2011
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the braided discourses of finding meaning through work which is being indirectly promoted by the Job-Career-Calling model, the Spirituality in the Workplace field, and the Positive Psychology movement. We explore the intertextuality of these three areas converging to encourage meaning in life to be found through one‟s work. We then critique this growing discourse and argue that this “finding meaning through work” discourse is unrealistic for many people and is problematic as it is situating work as the default meaning for human existence. en_CA
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dc.publisher Atlantic Schools of Business en_CA
dc.subject.lcsh Meaning (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Meaning (Philosophy)
dc.subject.lcsh Work -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Work -- Religious aspects
dc.title Finding meaning through work: untangling the braided discourses en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Proceedings of the 41st Atlantic Schools of Business conference, University of Prince Edward Island, 2011, pp 401-420
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