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Penser les processus de changement à travers l'expérience de la mobilité professionnelle. De l'objet discusif à l'activité de transition.

Stéphanie Mailliot 1
1 Institut d'Ergologie
CEPERC - Centre d'EPistémologie et d'ERgologie Comparatives - UMR 7304
Abstract : This doctoral thesis, which was supported in the framework of a Cifre funding agreement with the Observatoire Régional des Métiers (ORM, the Regional Occupational Observatory in Marseille), focuses on the theme of occupational mobility, defined as the whole set of changes which occur during people's working lives. The author explains what a controversial term "occupational mobility" is, since it raises questions about the difference between discursive norms and how people actually experience the occupational changes made during their careers. Introducing the concept of occupational mobility into public discourse (in the social, political, juridical and epistemological fields) is bound to set mobility up as a way of life. Based on this conclusion reached in the first part of this study, it was proposed to examine how it may be possible to modulate the current coercive norm which incites people to keep on changing, by looking more closely at how these occupational changes have been experienced. To answer this question, some peoples' personal accounts of their occupational trajectories were analyzed, and occupational mobility was found to be an experience which requires the ability to invest in transition as if it were an activity in itself. The theme of personal experience which runs through the whole of the second part of this study is approached from three different angles: how people's skills are deployed during the transition phase, how people's occupational skills are either put to the test or facilitate the process of mobility, and how the "mobile subject" develops as the result of this experience, i.e., how each person remains exactly the same while "becoming another person" due to this experience of change. In conclusion, all the aspects addressed here point to the need to revisit the concept of occupational mobility. The two levels at which this study was undertaken are therefore indissociable: the findings made on people's personal experience of occupational mobility contribute to identifying the epistemological stakes involved in defining the phenomenon in question.
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Stéphanie Mailliot. Penser les processus de changement à travers l'expérience de la mobilité professionnelle. De l'objet discusif à l'activité de transition.. Philosophie. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-00693169⟩

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