This paper considers the ideological effects of recent person-centred discourse concerning personal development planning (PDP) and work-life balance (WLB). Two inter-related areas are examined as key sites of this discourse: student participation in higher education and the notion of work-life balance in pursuing a professional career. Whilst on the face of it this discourse may seem personally liberating there are a number of problematic issues that follow on from this inward focus on personal reflection, and particularly in relation to gender. The root of this is the inherent voluntarism in such a focus and the concomitant dissolving of how gender impacts upon the individual.
|Publication status||Published - 6 Feb 2009|
|Event||Feminist Research Methods: an international conference - Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden|
Duration: 4 Feb 2009 → 6 Feb 2009
|Conference||Feminist Research Methods|
|Period||4/02/09 → 6/02/09|