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Le pouvoir managérial dans les sociétés de contrôle. Socialisation de la psyché dans les organisations hypermodernes

Abstract : Building on the theories of power put forward by Foucault and those developed in clinical sociology, our research explores the psycho-sociological aspects of managerial power and how it impacts on modern societies. More specifically, our thesis considers the dynamic functioning of the managerial structure of power in corporations. We describe a global mediation control process of socialization based on a functional correspondence between psychic structures and organizational structures, through the workings of corporate managerial devices of power. We analyze the control mechanisms of the subjectivation process leading to a hegemonic organizational system normalizing behaviors. This way, our research identifies a view of managerial power regime as the typical biopower of Control Societies. Close attention is paid to both psychic and subjective conditions of the contemporary subject, regarding the forms of individual autonomy and governmentality thereby generated. This thesis raises the political question of individual emancipation and the possibility to act as an autonomous subject in such a managerial regime of global mediation control. Our research stance is non-determinist and takes in the question of the risk of becoming a totalitarian regime. Our socioclinical heuristic approach harnesses various theoretical sources drawn from different discipline corpora with a view to attempting several levels of analysis. The empirical part of our work focuses on the description of the discriminating power of a corporate managerial device and its monitoring action on self-government.
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Jean-Marc Fridlender. Le pouvoir managérial dans les sociétés de contrôle. Socialisation de la psyché dans les organisations hypermodernes. Sociologie. Université Paris-Diderot - Paris VII, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00631614⟩



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