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Autonomie individuelle et précarisation. Dispositifs publics et souffrance sociale en classes populaires

Abstract : On the basis of four empirical studies, contextualised within the broader transformations of salaried employment, this thesis demonstrates the material and symbolic weakening of a large portion of the working class occupying subordinate positions. Faced with the social imperative of personal success, these individuals can only rely on public measures which, by encouraging individualisation, constitute a rhetorical and practical mode of social atomisation that tends to reinforce the oppressive logic of social relations and to increase social suffering. Matched by a growing denial of personal dignity and aspirations, this situation leads to a socio-psychological autonomy that is at best 'controled' at worst resigned. In effect, the processes of naturalisation present in individual measures enable workers to combat suffering but impede the possibility of any collective action which would seek to alter the 'order of things'.
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Stéphane Le Lay. Autonomie individuelle et précarisation. Dispositifs publics et souffrance sociale en classes populaires. Sociologie. Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint Denis, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00818951⟩

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