Sub-theme 33: Identity Work through the Ages: Unexamined Lives?

Convenors:
Cynthia Hardy, University of Melbourne, Australia
Leanne Cutcher, University of Sydney, Australia
Cara Reed, Cardiff University, UK
Session I: Thursday, July 02, 11:00 to 12:30, PIERCE-707
Welcome/Introductions
Chair: Leanne Cutcher
Christine Coupland
Young workers in elite professional sport: Forever young
Caroline Clarke and David Knights
Wet behind the ears or too long in the tooth? Veterinary professionals, age and gender
Session II: Thursday, July 02, 14:00 to 15:30, PIERCE-707
Youth
Chair: Cynthia Hardy
Louise Ashley and Laura Empson
"Becoming High Class": Disciplinary power and identity work amongst under-privileged young people aspiring to become investment banking professionals
Annalisa Murgia, Rossella Bozzon and Caterina Peroni
When age is academically constructed. The endless status of Italian young researchers
Brigid Carroll, Joshua Firth and Carolyn Ward
Deconstructing age, youth and adults in leadership development
Session III: Thursday, July 02, 16:00 to 17:30, PIERCE-707
Older Age
Chair: Cara Reed
Louise McArdle and Pete Thomas
Fifty is the new sixty: The competing discourses of age in the English firefighters’ pensions dispute
Pauline Leonard, Alison Fuller, Lorna Uniwn and Gayna Davey
A new start? Negotiations of age, identity and chrononormativity by adult apprentices in England
Barbara Myers and Judith Pringle
Reframing identity and self-worth: The unexamined lives of older women undertaking self-initiated expatriation
Session IV: Friday, July 03, 09:00 to 10:30, PIERCE-707
Age and Gender I
Chair: Cara Reed
Maria José Tonelli and Vanessa Cepellos
Ageing in female executives
Supriya Rakesh
Meaning and identity implications of age thirty: Experiences of women professionals from India
Simona Spedale
Age variations and public performances: The discursive use of age in the identity work of successful Italian women
Session V: Friday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, PIERCE-707
Age in Context
Chair: Cynthia Hardy
Marie-Astrid Le Theule, Caroline Lambert and Jeremy Morales
Negotiating death. Organizing end-of-life situations
Christopher Hartt, Shelley Price and Anthony Yue
We the Inuit
Sandra Corlett
Becoming and being an exiting elder
Session VI: Saturday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, PIERCE-707
Age and Gender II
Chair: Leanne Cutcher
Leanne Cutcher and Barbara Foweraker
Gifting sales work: Crafting late stage career identities in a young person's industry
Rebecca Whiting and Katrina Pritchard
Weary women: Reconstructing retirement in the 21st century
Frances Tomlinson
Interacting discourses of age and gender in older women's accounts of change and transition
Session VII: Saturday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, PIERCE-707
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