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Les femmes au foyer : objectivation et subjectivation d'une invisbilité sociale

Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to question sociologically the housewives model and to break with false familiar representations. This research is based on a qualitative study and uses direct observation and interviews. It gives those women the opportunity to express themselves and focuses on how little recognition they gain from their activities. The first chapter is a preamble to our analysis. It aims at assessing the sociometric and conceptual framework. By calling into question the statistical categories and theoretical presuppositions, it highlights the need for understanding how these women participate in the construction of the social reality, at the end of often complex arbitrations. The second chapter entitled home space and time is devoted to the process of subjectivation of the situation. We will go through an analysis of the significance these women give to their situation in light of the remarks collected from the interviews. We will try to comprehend the symbolic and material reality of home and to distinguish the identitarian and social dynamics implied in the biographical interval of home. The third chapter entitled a critical approach to everyday life describes the links between some forms of domestication of the social universe through household practices and rites. The relationship between recognition and subjectivity reveals the effects of social invisibility upon the individuation process. In conclusion, letting housewives speak means reaffirming the power of words in the city-state life and underlines the urgency and the difficulties for the political and scientific projects to integrate the difference that the housewives do live
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Liliane Fiori-Astier. Les femmes au foyer : objectivation et subjectivation d'une invisbilité sociale. Sociologie. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : 2006METZ017L⟩. ⟨tel-01752449⟩



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