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"Who am I?": Identity, Self and Narrative within Organizational Contexts

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The question Who am I? represents an enduring philosophical and everyday concern. Issues of self and identity have attracted the attention of scholars, as indicated by a heightened increase of continuing conversations across and within academic disciplines (Gergen, 1991, 1999; Giddens, 1992; Mandelbaum, 1996, in press; Mokros, 1996, 2003; Shotter & Gergen, 1989; Taylor, 1989). In addition, there is also an acknowledgement that work and organizations function as important sites for identity construction (Cheney, 1993; Cheney & Carroll, 1997; Cockett, 2000; Czarniawska-Joerges, 1997; Lievrouw, 1996; Mandelbaum, 1996b; Mokros, 2003).

The intent of this paper is to explore the theoretical claims that (a) self and identity are central issues for the social sciences, and (b) work and organizations are important sites for the consideration of self and identity, and how communication scholarship contributes (or may contribute) to an understanding of these claims. Finally, this paper considers the relevance of scholarly interest in the confluence of identity, self and work for the development of communication theory.

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Cattafesta, Joanne. ""Who am I?": Identity, Self and Narrative within Organizational Contexts" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p112011_index.html>

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Cattafesta, J. L. , 2003-05-27 ""Who am I?": Identity, Self and Narrative within Organizational Contexts" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p112011_index.html

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Abstract: The question Who am I? represents an enduring philosophical and everyday concern. Issues of self and identity have attracted the attention of scholars, as indicated by a heightened increase of continuing conversations across and within academic disciplines (Gergen, 1991, 1999; Giddens, 1992; Mandelbaum, 1996, in press; Mokros, 1996, 2003; Shotter & Gergen, 1989; Taylor, 1989). In addition, there is also an acknowledgement that work and organizations function as important sites for identity construction (Cheney, 1993; Cheney & Carroll, 1997; Cockett, 2000; Czarniawska-Joerges, 1997; Lievrouw, 1996; Mandelbaum, 1996b; Mokros, 2003).

The intent of this paper is to explore the theoretical claims that (a) self and identity are central issues for the social sciences, and (b) work and organizations are important sites for the consideration of self and identity, and how communication scholarship contributes (or may contribute) to an understanding of these claims. Finally, this paper considers the relevance of scholarly interest in the confluence of identity, self and work for the development of communication theory.

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“Who am I?”: Identity Self and Narrative within Organizational Contexts Abstract The question “Who am I?” represents an enduring philosophical and everyday concern. Issues of self and identity have attracted the attention of scholars as indicated by a heightened increase of continuing conversations across and within academic disciplines (Gergen 1991 1999; Giddens 1992; Mandelbaum 1996 in press; Mokros 1996 2003; Shotter & Gergen 1989; Taylor 1989). In addition there is also an acknowledgement that work and organizations function as
D. Boden & D. Zimmerman (Eds.) Talk and Social Structure (pp. 44-71). Berkeley CA: University of California Press. Schor J. (1991). The overworked American: The unexpected decline of leisure. New York: Basic Books. Shotter J. & Gergen K. J. (1989). Texts of identity. Newbury Park CA: Sage. Taylor C. (1989). Sources of the self: The making of the modern identity. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. Thompson E. P. (1967). Time work discipline and industrial capitalism. Past and Present 38


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