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Title: ‘Remember I’m the bloody architect!’: Architects, organizations and discourses of profession
Authors: Cohen, Laurie
Wilkinson, Adrian
Arnold, John
Finn, Rachael
Keywords: Architect
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Sage
Citation: COHEN, L. ... et al., 2005. ‘Remember I’m the bloody architect!’: Architects, organizations and discourses of profession. Work, Employment & Society, 19 (4), pp. 775 - 796
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.
Description: This article is Restricted Access. It was published in the journal, Work, Employment & Society [© Sage]. The definitive version is available at: http://wes.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/19/4/775
Version: Restricted access
DOI: 10.1177/0950017005058065
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4470
ISSN: 0950-0170
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