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Faire valoir sa légitimité : radicalité et banalité dans les mouvements des piqueteros en Argentine des années 1990 - 2007

Abstract : This thesis studies forms of militancy and claims for legitimacy advanced by desocupados' (unemployed workers') movements (MTD). It compares the militants' and the non-militants' trajectories observed in the same social milieu. It analyzes two organisations situated in the cities of Berisso and Berazategui between 2003 and 2007. From an ethnographic standpoint, the thesis explores the relationships established between members and non-members, in particular, links between families, acquaintances and vecinos (neighbors). Commitment to and withdrawal from the cause can shift depending on the division of labor inside families and the way social, economic, private and public responsibilities are distributed. The analysis not only focuses on the movement as political actor but also studies lifestyle and conceptions of justice. In the first section, the desocupados' political activities are shown to be interrelated to the militants' daily life experience. Through observation, militant moments emerge within the social milieux. The second section analyzes notions of work and economic activity. Political activities turn into work. Work remains at the heart of representations of worthy activity but encompasses new practices. "Working to live" may turn into "joining a productivo to live," (a cooperative way of working that is ruled by assemblies' decisions). Finally, the way discourse and the spoken word are apprehended by members and non-members within the groups signals a form of publicity supported by mutual, albeit fragile, trust, through which discussion emerges in the workplace.
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Pia Valeria Rius. Faire valoir sa légitimité : radicalité et banalité dans les mouvements des piqueteros en Argentine des années 1990 - 2007. Sociologie. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00643815⟩



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