Not working without emotions

Book. Interest in the work has long been for sociology to study the inner workings : techniques, modes of organization and skills. “Today, these levers and mechanisms appear, such as stuck or in any case inadequate to describe the real in its complexity and in its thickness and subjective,” says Aurélie Jeantet.

The work is not something external that we can consider of an objective and independent manner : it mobilizes, psychically, and emotionally. “The emotions and the affects are, in the same way that the skills and organization, a sort of” cog “indispensable,” argues the sociologist in emotions at work (CNRS editions).

The emotions differ from one professional environment to another. “Some of the emotions are in some trades, while others are bad views, see prohibited while this may be quite the reverse elsewhere.” The book wants ” to give back to the emotions of the place that they deserve, in their specificity, their variety, their ambivalence, the multiple effects, even in the potentially subversive vis-à-vis the social order “.

“Réaffectiver the world of work ”

The specialist work, master of conferences at the Sorbonne university-New begins by speaking of the complicated relationship of the general sociology of the emotions.

A second chapter focuses on the ways in which organizations and professions have tried to evacuate the emotions, regulate them or equip them. Emotions are thoroughly invested by the management and this, from the first ages of taylorism : “The motivation, expectation for recognition, the desire to do well, the spirit of competition, the fun of the game… are some of the levers used to put in the work, going further than the single, steep, discipline taylorienne of the body “.

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