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Quand les travailleurs sociaux accompagnent les demandeurs d'asile en centres d'accueil‎$edu cadre prescrit aux régulations et stratégies professionnelles

Abstract : The asylum application is today a central concern in the public immigration policies in France. Its management oscillates between on the one hand a policy of suspicion, a desire to control migratory flows and a struggle against illegal immigration, and on the other hand a humanitarian and compassionate principle, framed by international agreements. Starting from this double reality, this thesis applies to the understanding of the methods of reception and the support of the asylum seekers by social workers, and in a context where social action comes into the game of competition and in the obligation to generate benefit. As both state agent and social actor, these professionals have to combine objectives that are often distant, and sometimes contradictory. With the help of empirical work based on observations and interviews in three reception centers, I will show how the sociology of organizations and symbolic interactionism can help to highlight the logics of action of these social workers. The ways in which their work is defined take shape through interactions with the supported public, but also with management and among social workers themselves. Through their strategies, their tinkering, their adjustments, their workarounds and their negotiations, these professionals adapt their work to the diversity of situations encountered and to a plurality of rationalities. They thus participate in giving meaning and consistency to their activity, sometimes on an ad hoc basis, but also by setting up forms of autonomous regulations, thereby supplementing even the prescribed framework and consequently acting on the organization. More broadly, by appropriating the institutional norms of asylum application, they manage to influence its boundaries, and play on the categorizations that make it up.
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Sophie Mathieu. Quand les travailleurs sociaux accompagnent les demandeurs d'asile en centres d'accueil‎$edu cadre prescrit aux régulations et stratégies professionnelles. Sociologie. Université de lorraine, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020LORR0218⟩. ⟨tel-03150775⟩

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