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Mobility across organisations and nations
Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, and Justyna Salamońska

6 ‘Boundaryless careers’: mobility across organisations and nations Studying careers needs to take greater account of how people move through workplaces. Hence, we focus in this chapter on the career trajectories of Polish migrants as they moved through the Dublin labour market and beyond. While some began to develop rather conventional careers, others took up jobs either not related to their qualifications or for purposes other than traditional understandings of career progression. Some of the latter careers became ‘boundaryless’ in that employment was not

in New mobilities in Europe
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The making of a regional political class in itself
Klaus Stolz

3 Political careers: the making of a regional political class in itself In the first part of the empirical analysis the focus is on the political class as a dependent variable and remains restricted to its structural dimension as a class ‘in itself’. It is asked whether the concurrent processes of regionalisation and political professionalisation in Catalonia and Scotland have led to the emergence of a regional political class as constituted by the existence of professional politicians (functional differentiation) with a common regional career orientation

in Towards a regional political class?
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Naples is a Battlefield (1944); The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)
Neil Sinyard

turning point in Clayton’s career came in the 1950s, when the brothers John and James Woolf, who owned Romulus Films, were looking for a good production manager and associate producer for their new film, Moulin Rouge (1952), to be directed by John Huston. Clayton and Huston got on like a house on fire, and Clayton was to be associate producer (and uncredited supervising film editor) on Huston’s next film, the spoof thriller

in Jack Clayton
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Derek Schilling

nobler career path, is beside the point. In film circles, the practice was common enough: witness F.W. Murnau, born ‘Plumpe’. Rohmer’s first steps as a director, while hesitant, were far from uninspired. Shot with borrowed equipment and on borrowed time (Schérer was not released from his teaching duties until 1957), the short subjects were as often as not to remain unfinished, since ideas and leftover

in Eric Rohmer
Laura Kelly

5 Careers and opportunities I n 1879, Stewart Woodhouse, then physician to the Richmond, Whitworth and Hardwicke Hospitals in Dublin, wrote in his advice to medical graduates: Never, perhaps, more than at the present time has it been so necessary for medical students to balance the relative advantages and drawbacks of the careers open to them when they will be fairly launched in life, and to choose one which will best accord with their circumstances and their tastes.1 Woodhouse’s words rang true into the twentieth century. Following their course of medical

in Irish women in medicine, c.1880s–1920s
Work in an age of mobility
A. James Hammerton

5 Migration and career stories: work in an age of mobility ‘I think it was just a challenge to try and get a job that would probably give us a better life financially’ (David Spencer, emigrated to Sydney 1970, returned to England, 1975).1 One of the newer trends driving British migration patterns of the last four decades, evident in previous chapters, has been a quest for adventure, for global experience and the forging of new lifestyles. Migrants frequently say that this stemmed from dissatisfaction with less material elements of life in Britain, from

in Migrants of the British diaspora since the 1960S
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Martin O’Shaughnessy

This first chapter introduces Renoir’s life and highly uneven career. It demarcates his vision of his films, craft and ideological evolution, indicating, in the process, the shape of this book and some of its main lines of inquiry. It draws substantially on his writings and interviews he gave at various times but it does so with a degree of scepticism. Much of what we know of him derives from his own

in Jean Renoir
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Diana Holmes and Robert Ingram

second important characteristic of the young Truffaut, one which was to remain with him throughout his life and have an important bearing on his films: his passion for writing. The successive steps which led Truffaut from a troubled child-hood and adolescence into a career as a director have been charted above (see chapter 1 ): his mania for cinema as a boy, his attempts to run a film club, his meeting up with André Bazin, the

in François Truffaut
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Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949
Author: Catherine Ladds

The Chinese Customs Service was a central pillar of the foreign presence in China, 1854-1949. Its far-reaching responsibilities included collecting duties on foreign trade, establishing China’s first postal service, participating in international exhibitions, and even diplomacy. This is the first book-length study of the 11,000 expatriates from twenty-three different countries who worked for the Customs, exploring how their lives and careers were shaped by imperial ideologies, networks and structures. In doing so it highlights the vast range of people for whom the empire world spoke of opportunity. In an age of globalisation, the insights that this book provides into the personal and professional ramifications of working overseas are especially valuable.

Empire Careers considers the professional triumphs and tribulations of the foreign staff, their social activities, their private and family lives, their physical and mental illnesses, and how all of these factors were influenced by the changing political context in China and abroad. Customs employees worked across the length and breadth of China, from the cosmopolitan commercial hub of Shanghai to isolated lighthouses. They thus formed the most visible face of imperialism in China. Contrary to the common assumption that China was merely an ‘outpost’ of empire, exploration of the Customs’s cosmopolitan personnel encourages us to see East Asia as a place where multiple imperial trajectories converged.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of imperial history and the political history of modern China.

Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

superior technical skills and team play put them firmly in the ascendancy. At half-time, they led by four goals to nil, and all was set for an easy win. As Christian watched the match, he was not overly surprised by their performance. The team featured a group of African former professional footballers who had ended their careers in Sweden and remained in the country. Playing together provided an opportunity to stay in touch with friends, strengthen the local African diasporic community and remain active in the game. They also had a long-term goal of reaching the top

in African football migration