'Remember I'm the Bloody Architect!' Architects, organisations and discourses of profession

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Title 'Remember I'm the Bloody Architect!' Architects, organisations and discourses of profession
Author Cohen, Laurie; Wilkinson, Adrian John; Arnold, John; Finn, Rachael
Journal Name Work, Employment and Soceity
Year Published 2005
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher SAGE Publications
Abstract There is a growing consensus that professional work faces an uncertain future. However, debates have tended to take a macro focus, underplaying the role of individuals' accounts of their working lives. In this article we focus on UK architecture, examining how public-sector and private-sector architects construct the purpose and process of their occupation, applying the concept of discourse to explore and explicate the different versions expressed in individuals' accounts. We argue that architecture is constituted in the modes of creative endeavour, business activity and public service. The discourses that are mobilized, and the occasions of their production, reflect architects' orientations to the diverse challenges facing their profession, particularly concerning the role of creativity in the purpose and practice of architecture.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017005058065
Alternative URI http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201568&
Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 19
Issue Number 4
Page from 775
Page to 796
ISSN 0950-0170
Date Accessioned 2006-07-06
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/16842
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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