"'To career' used to mean to swerve wildly or to go swiftly. In this beautifully argued, richly documented, original, liberating work, Arthur, Inksen, and Pringle demonstrate that the new careers once more are about swift swerves, unexpected agency, and enacted opportunities and constraints. Readers will think about the future in ways they never imagined possible."
--Karl E. Weick, University of Michigan
The New Careers offers a major new approach to the concept of career and the relationship of the individual to the contemporary workplace. It shows that our traditional conceptions of careers are rooted in the stable conditions of the industrial state model, which has dominated the 20th century, and that new models, are now needed.