In search of the blue flower? Grand social theories and career research: the case of Bourdieu's theory of practice

Katharina Chudzikowski, Wolfgang Mayrhofer

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Abstract

Responding to the various calls for more interdisciplinarity in career research over the last few decades, we identify five touchstones for theoretical concepts to advance the interdisciplinary dialogue on careers. Drawing on Bourdieu’s theory of practice, we outline its contributions to such a dialogue in the light of these touchstones. In spite of some potential pitfalls, the theory of practice not only invites interdisciplinary dialogue, but also provides a unifying framework for generating new questions in career research and systematically integrating concepts from other disciplines. Overall, this is but one example of how grand social theories can stimulate interdisciplinarity in career research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-36
Number of pages19
JournalHuman Relations
Volume64
Issue number1
Early online date10 Nov 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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