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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Rok 2011 
Tom 9 
Numer 1-2

Holding up the Aegis: On the Construction of Social Roles by Polish IT-professionals and the Change in Agency

Monika Kostera
University of Warsaw, Poland and Linnaeus University, Sweden

Agnieszka Postuła
University of Warsaw

2011 9 (1-2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstrakt

This paper takes up the self-construction of the social roles of Polish IT professionals. We conducted an ethnographic study and observed that many of our interviewees defined their roles by negation and by invoking the internal and often hermetic aspects of their profession. Labeling this practice “holding up the shield,” we trace its archetypical roots. The recurrent use of this practice makes a change in agency in the process of constructing the role possible, to the benefit of the IT professionals.

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APA style

Holding up the Aegis: On the Construction of Social Roles by Polish IT-professionals and the Change in Agency. (2011). Holding up the Aegis: On the Construction of Social Roles by Polish IT-professionals and the Change in Agency. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 9(1-2), 83-92. (Original work published 2011)

MLA style

„Holding Up The Aegis: On The Construction Of Social Roles By Polish It-Professionals And The Change In Agency”. 2011. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, t. 9, nr 1-2, 2011, ss. 83-92.

Chicago style

„Holding Up The Aegis: On The Construction Of Social Roles By Polish It-Professionals And The Change In Agency”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 9, nr 1-2 (2011): 83-92.