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|Title:||Careers in cities : an interdisciplinary space for advancing the contextual turn in career studies||Authors:||Tams, Svenja
Kennedy, Jeffrey C.
Arthur, Michael B.
Chan, Kim Yin
|Issue Date:||2020||Source:||Tams, S., Kennedy, J. C., Arthur, M. B., & Chan, K. Y. (2020). Careers in cities : an interdisciplinary space for advancing the contextual turn in career studies. Human Relations. doi:10.1177/0018726720964261||Journal:||Human Relations||Abstract:||With careers increasingly taking place within and between cities, this article maps the territory for research and theory on careers in cities. Cities present a microcosm for advancing a systemic understanding of people’s careers over time and in relation to broader issues. We acknowledge cities’ multilayered contexts by identifying six spheres—locality and networks, material infrastructure, economic activities, non-work, virtual reconfiguration, and nexus of social change. The interplay between careers and these city spheres informs intertwined phenomena such as well-being, mobility, and migration. To guide further research, our framework distinguishes two meta-theoretical perspectives. An entity perspective examines causal relationships across levels, analyzing how urban characteristics explain career-related phenomena, and vice versa. A constructionist perspective examines how people’s construal of careers in cities draws on cultural repertoires about work, non-work life, and the city, including its social, symbolic, and material aspects. We use the framework to discuss contributions of the five articles of this special issue. A career lens can contribute to our understanding of cities being sources of both stability and change. With cities currently facing significant disruptions, there has never been a more appropriate time for careers researchers to incorporate the city as context.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/146456||ISSN:||0018-7267||DOI:||10.1177/0018726720964261||Rights:||© 2020 The Author(s) (Published by SAGE Publications). All rights reserved. This paper was published in Human Relations and is made available with permission of The Author(s) (Published by SAGE Publications).||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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