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Une approche sociologique du travail associatif dans les quartiers dits sensibles : de l'expérience à l'expertise

Abstract : AThis research deals with the observation of the role of French non-profit organization workers, employed or volunteers, operating in the so-called "sensitive neighbourhoods". It aims at identifying the different knowledge and skills which justified their expertise in situation and ensured its recognition by the authorities. A special attention is given to the territorialisation?s process which authorizes these workers to claim for a position of "community expert". Interviews with members are the means to identify the typical situations of the community work in an urban context and the ethical and technical stakes of the interactions with the inhabitants. Put in relation with recurrent professional debates, they help to precise the individual gestion of the personal commitment required by the action (vocation, gift, militancy, etc.) and the different conceptions of the community service (care, training, empowerment, etc). The thesis shows how non-profit organisation workers act to contribute to the normalization of the urban area they are operating in. This normalization has two meanings : 1) to get a better self control of their individual behaviour by the inhabitants (a sense of normativity) and 2) to help a stigmatized urban area to win the image of a normal neighbourhood (an image of normality). The thesis enlightens the contemporary process of professionalization engaged by the community workers of the "sensitive neighbourhoods" and its contribution to the formalization of new competences, leading to the recognition of new occupations, such as "social engineer"
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Sabrina Sinigaglia-Amadio. Une approche sociologique du travail associatif dans les quartiers dits sensibles : de l'expérience à l'expertise. Sociologie. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 2007. Français. ⟨NNT : 2007METZ009L⟩. ⟨tel-01749020⟩



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