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Career Guidance for Emancipation

Reclaiming Justice for the Multitude, 1st Edition

Edited by Tristram Hooley, Ronald Sultana, Rie Thomsen


268 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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This edited collection explores ways in which social justice can be integrated into career guidance practice. Chapter authors propose models and practices which can contribute to struggles for social justice and consider how career guidance can play a role in these struggles. They explore policy and practice in the light of critical social theory both critiquing career guidance and opening up new possibilities for the field. The volume moves the discipline away from its overwhelming reliance on psychology in favor of theoretically pluralistic approaches informed by critical thinking in a range of disciplines. It seeks to expand the possibilities that are available to career guidance practitioners and researchers to support the growth of human flourishing and solidarity.

Table of Contents

  1. Representing Problems, Imagining Solutions: Emancipatory Career Guidance for the Multitude by Tristram Hooley, Ronald G. Sultana, and Rie Thomsen
  2. Part I: Addressing Diverse Experiences of Neoliberalism

  3. Women and Social Justice: Does Career Guidance Have a Role? by Jenny Bimrose, Mary McMahon, and Mark Watson
  4. Interventions for Career Construction and Work Inclusion of Individuals with Disability by Maria Cristina Ginevra, Sara Santilli, Laura Nota, and Salvatore Soresi
  5. ‘I am what I am’: queering career development and practice by Adrian Hancock and Alan Taylor
  6. Promoting change: The "Expanded Notion of Work" as a Proactive Response to the Social Justice Issues in Career Development Practice by Victor Wong and Toby C. Y. Yip
  7. Career Education and Guidance and Race (In)Equality in England by Charlotte Chadderton
  8. Career Guidance and Neoliberal Rationality in Italian Schools by Marco Romito
  9. Career Guidance and Social Justice in the Encounter between Caste and Neoliberalism in India by Anita Ratnam
  10. Part II: New practices, new possibilities

  11. GPS To a Better Future: Career Guidance for Social Justice in Catalonia's Adult Learning Centres by Carme Martínez-Roca and Marius Martínez Muñoz
  12. Social Advantage, Access to Employers and the Role of Schools in Modern British Education by Christian Percy and Elnaz Kashefpakdel
  13. Do Employment Services Need to be Neoliberal? by Alex Nunn
  14. Social Justice and Continuing Professional Development: A Workshop For Career Development Practitioners by Kristin Midttun and Phil McCash
  15. Schooled in the Work Ethic by Mark Rawlinson and Steve Rooney
  16. Norm Criticism: A Method for Social Justice in Career Guidance by Frida Wikstrand
  17. Reflexivity and social justice: Career guidance and counselling in a Serbian context by Tijana Maksimović and Helle Merete Nordentoft
  18. Part III: Conclusions and Next Steps

  19. Towards an Emancipatory Career Guidance: What Is To Be Done? by Tristram Hooley, Ronald G. Sultana, and Rie Thomsen

About the Editors

Tristram Hooley is Professor of Careers Education at University of Derby, UK.

Ronald G. Sultana is Professor of Sociology of Education and Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research at University of Malta, Malta.

Rie Thomsen is Professor of Career Guidance and Head of the Guidance Research Unit at the School of Education at Aarhus University, Denmark.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism

Neoliberalism is degrading and destroying public education systems globally. The local characteristics may vary, the results are common - increased inequalities in schooling, vocational and higher education, inferior work conditions for teachers and faculty, and detheorized and technicized delivery systems of increasing conservative curricula at all levels of education. Neoliberalism - marketization, privatization, pre-privatization, commodification - is increasingly accompanied by forms of authoritarian conservatism - secular in some countries, religious in others - with increased control, surveillance, and forced abandonment of critique. Such neoliberal and conservative assaults on public education and on broader aims than those which are couched purely in terms of economic/human capital - meet with increased resistance by students, teachers, communities, social movements, and in some countries, political parties.

The Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism series features books by new as well as established scholars that throw a harsh spotlight on the conditions under which education currently labors and offers analysis, hope, and resistance in the name of more collective, egalitarian education for social and for economic justice.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects