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Le rôle des dispositions antérieurement acquises dans le processus d’émergence des normes en contextes extrêmes

Abstract : According to previous studies, extreme environments are associated with the emergence of new phenomena that can be new forms of behavior, norms, structures, and organizations. Our study focuses on the story of a group of rugby players, their friends and families who survived the Uruguayan Air Force plane accident from Montevideo to Santiago de Chile that crashed in the Andes on October 13, 1972. Our data corpus is based on their testimonies included in 4 autobiographies, 2 books written by journalists and press and radio conferences. By considering the referential illusion and the biographical illusion, we try to analyze the norms that have emerged within the group of survivors. For this, we based our study on two theoretical approaches – symbolic interactionism and the dispostionalist approach of the theory of action. Our analysis shows that previously acquired dispositions have a preponderant role in the emergence of norms after a disaster. We believe that by studying the role of previously acquired dispositions in the process of the emergence of norms in extreme contexts, we are contributing to the research on the emergence of norms by responding to the need to understand the role of culture in this process. We believe that we also contribute to the literature on the transferability of dispositions acquired through the practice of sport to other areas, in our case, this being a survival experience.
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Juan José Ruffo Rappalini. Le rôle des dispositions antérieurement acquises dans le processus d’émergence des normes en contextes extrêmes. Sociologie. 2021. ⟨hal-03378736⟩



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