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"The Centrality of Work"

by Dejours, Christophe; Deranty, Jean-Philippe (2010)


This article briefly presents some of the main features of the notion of "centrality of work" within the framework of the "psychodynamic" approach to work developed by Christophe Dejours. The paper argues that we should distinguish between at least four separate but related ways in which work can be said to be central: psychologically, in terms of gender relations, social-politically and epistemically.

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Psychology, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalysis, Ergonomics, Phenomenology


Dejours, Christophe, Dejours, Living Labour, Centrality of Work

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