Worked Up Selves: Personal Development Workers, Self Work and Therapeutic Cultures

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

byElaine Swan

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Drawing upon current literature on the history and politics of therapeutic cultures and upon original, qualitative research this book was produced in response to rapidly growing interest in the rise of new HRD practices such as coaching, soft skills training and personal development training.

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Drawing upon current literature on the history and politics of therapeutic cultures and upon original, qualitative research this book was produced in response to rapidly growing interest in the rise of new HRD practices such as coaching, soft skills training and personal development training.

ELAINE SWAN is senior teaching fellow at Lancaster University Management School, UK. Her research interests include diversity practices, corporate pedagogy culture and racialisation and gendering in organizations. She has published on the subjects of therapeutic cultures, diversity and gender and race in organizations. She has recentl...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 11.26 × 5.67 × 0.82 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230201369

ISBN - 13:9780230201361

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Table of Contents

Changing Selves
History of Working the Self
Therapeutic Cultures: Practices of Social Control or Self-Creation?
Cultural Representations of Therapeutic Cultures
Expert Relations
Transformations of the Self
Getting in Touch with their Feelings?
Worked Up Selves