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La fin d'un patronage d'Etat. Consentement et conflit au travail. Le cas des facteurs de la Poste dans les Bouches-du-Rhône

Abstract : This study is the product of a socio-ethnographic research project conducted between 2000 and 2005. It aims at restituting the labour conditions of postmen and women in the Bouches-du-Rhône, as well as giving an account of a strike that affected this area. From labor to strike, to what this later inaugurates and concludes, reveals and suspends, such is the movement of this analysis. A common thread guides this study—the labour process— for it follows the lead of classical industrial sociology, particularly that of Donald Roy, Alvin Goudner and Michael Burawoy.
This study is divided into two parts. The first aims to specify a historical production regime that no longer exists—the State patronage. It involves an analysis of the social relations observed in the labour process in order to grasp the meaning and range of gendered and generational dynamics within and outside the labour process.
Following an analysis of industrial relations in the postal service, the second part of this study focuses on the historical grounds for union action, as well as its impact on the labour process. Thus, the strike is studied in motion, taking into consideration the social adjustments (gendered and generational) caused by the rise of a new production regime, as well as the specific role played by the union in this momentarily interrupted labor process.
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Tanguy Samzun. La fin d'un patronage d'Etat. Consentement et conflit au travail. Le cas des facteurs de la Poste dans les Bouches-du-Rhône. Sociologie. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00198931⟩



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