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Filiations et ruptures intergénérationnelles dans le Bassin sidérurgique de Longwy

Abstract : Numerous factories have closed down in the Basin of Longwy from the mid 70s on, generating a serious destabilization among the workers class that had been born from steelworks and paternalism. The present thesis's aim is to trace the professionnal and intergenerationnal routes of the steelworkers and their children more than 15 years later. It is also to demonstrate that historical break-ups do not necessarily imply linage break-ups. If all family lines have been unbalanced, the class ruptures noted among the parents are still influential among the children. The new standards that apply to starting a job, as well as the new structure of the salaried-class have contributed to modifying and weakening the dynamics paternalism had generated. People's relationship with work, school and geographical mobility is getting increasingly difficult. Yet those determinations do not exclude specific mobilizations on the part of steelworker's daughters or skilled workers'chidren, which does not contradict the selective logic of the productive pattern which emerges. The present data have been collected from a vast survey which made use of various methodological approaches (quantitative, biographical, historical, longitudinal) in order to link individual stories to the history of firms, social relationships and family lines in the valley of Longwy.
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Jean-Luc Deshayes. Filiations et ruptures intergénérationnelles dans le Bassin sidérurgique de Longwy. Sociologie. Université Nancy 2, 1995. Français. ⟨NNT : 1995NAN21025⟩. ⟨tel-01776649⟩



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