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Project
Untypical Young Adults' Career Imagination, Construction, and Action: Research Platform for Life Stories of Micro-actions.
PI
Meei-Ju Lin, Ph.D.
Field Site
Across township
Publication Link
Meei-Ju Lin, Ph.D. / Links / Publications Link
 
Name of Integrated Research Project
Cross-disciplinary Study of Humanities and Social Science: Humanistic Imagination, Local Practice, and Social Innovation  
 
Chief Investigator of Integrated Research Project
Meei-Ju Lin, Ph.D., Yaw-Sheng Lin, Ph.D.  
 
Finacial Source
Ministry of Science and Technology 
 
Co-PI
Chi-Wei Lin, Ph.D.
Yaw-Sheng Lin, Ph.D. 
 
Research Assistants
Erin Chen 
 
Abstract
In this highly flexible capitalist society, young adults are unable to develop coherent career trajectories and transitions. However, there are possibilities for the presence of “individualisation”, whereby the process is embedded in the reflexive project of the self, and the self is reflexively understood in terms of one’s biography. On the other hand, in this modern society, there are small-scale, unique, and individual career micro-actions/practices that do exist. Such micro-actions might be able to develop extendedly to a new career value and life style. This current research is conducted as part of an integrative study, intending to span three years. Three main research purposes are investigated as follows. (1) Through oral narratives and field participation, life stories from atypical young adults’ micro-actions will be collected, recorded, and transcribed. (2) Through the establishment of a research platform, young adults’ micro-reflexivity of life stories will be transformed into language and film in the form of case expression, exemplification, and denotation. An online periodical will be developed to serve academic purposes. (3) Through the analysis of academicians’ actions, research questions will be explored, such as how do they encounter atypical young adults in the creation of career imaginations, how do they construct career meanings collaboratively with young adults, and how do they reflexively engage in the life of young adults’ career actions.  
Township
Across township 
Community
across community 
Main Keywords
career
young adult
life story  
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