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The ‘sellable semblance’: Employability in the context of mental-illness

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The ‘sellable semblance’ : Employability in the context of mental-illness. / Elraz, Hadar.

In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2013, p. 809-824.

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Elraz, H 2013, 'The ‘sellable semblance’: Employability in the context of mental-illness', Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 809-824.

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Elraz, H. (2013). The ‘sellable semblance’: Employability in the context of mental-illness. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, 13(4), 809-824.

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Elraz H. The ‘sellable semblance’: Employability in the context of mental-illness. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 2013;13(4):809-824.

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Elraz, Hadar. / The ‘sellable semblance’ : Employability in the context of mental-illness. In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 2013 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 809-824.

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title = "The {\textquoteleft}sellable semblance{\textquoteright}: Employability in the context of mental-illness",
abstract = "Embedded within the concept of employability is the constant demand to become more{\textquoteleft}employable{\textquoteright} and to live up to an ideal {\textquoteleft}sellable self{\textquoteright}, with no {\textquoteleft}faults{\textquoteright}, {\textquoteleft}weaknesses{\textquoteright} or{\textquoteleft}limitations{\textquoteright}. In order to maintain employability and stay in employment, individuals maybe constrained to conceal information that does not correspond to this sellable self.Examining the costs of living up to the {\textquoteleft}semblance{\textquoteright} of the sellable self is particularlyimportant in relation to mental health; this is even more so in light of the paucity ofcritical studies in this context. This paper examines issues of mental health andemployability as they are reflected upon through the experiences of people with mentalhealth conditions. Looking at the employment experiences of these individuals offers thepotential to illuminate the struggles of all, or most of us, in our endeavours to secureemployment and retain employability. ",
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