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"The Paradoxical Conditions of Resistance at Work"

by Linhart, Danièle (2009)


Resistance at work may be working according to the professional, social and moral values developed by the group to which one belongs. In the classical tayloristic situations, this kind of resistance was the most usual and one would call it real work as opposed to prescribed work. Within modern enterprises, the implementation of individualisation and subjective precariousness leads to new, more personalized patterns of resistance, far from the social and political stakes of society. This contribution aims at analysing such an evolution, from a sociological point of view based on case studies.


Linhart, Sociology, Meaning Of Work, Blue Collar Work, Female Work, Management, Female Blue Collar Work, Psychology, Subjectivity, Precarity



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