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"Alienation and the Psychodynamics of Work"

by Dejours, Christophe (2006)


The evidence gathered from medical case-studies and from the psychopathology of work throws up a body of contradictory findings relative to the question of alienation. Even a phenomenon such as workplace suicide cannot be restricted to any single, unambiguous interpretation. This said, when we analyze the aggravation of the work-related mental pathologies, we are confronted with a set of findings which enable us to clarify the contemporary meaning of the Marxist notion of alienation.


Dejours, Psychopathology Of Work, Alienation, Marx, Pathology, Social Alienation, Suicide, Overload


Dejours, Christophe, Psychological Centrality of Work

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