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Énarques et femmes. Le genre dans la haute fonction publique

Abstract : Between 2001 and 2017 the share of women in the senior civil service increased from 12% to 40%. The feminization of the administrative elites, and more broadly of places of power, has been a major social change of the past decades. While the mechanisms of women's exclusion are now well understood, feminization has been under-investigated. This is the topic of this dissertation, which is based on an ethnographic investigation and a statistical analysis on women who graduated from the ENA. How did it become possible for women to reach positions of power within the state that were historically monopolized by men? Who are the women who can access these professional positions at the top of the social hierarchy? How do they appropriate prestigious masculine roles? To address these questions, the dissertation uses two main analytical frameworks: an intersectional approach that articulates both class and gender relationships; and a sociology of family, school and professional socialization. The thesis sheds new light on the sociology of administrative elites, the sociology of the upper classes, and gender dynamics in places of power.
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Elsa Favier. Énarques et femmes. Le genre dans la haute fonction publique. Sociologie. École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris, 2021. Français. ⟨tel-03229882⟩



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