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Écriture et action juridique. Portrait de l'huissier de justice en réparateur

David Pontille 1, 2
1 Anthropologie de l'Ecriture/Equipe IIAC
EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8177
Abstract : Bailiffs intervention consist in a particular form of repair of the social order. A Bailiff certainly acts to repair an injury, but the enforcement of decisions made in the courts is neither reducible to remedial interchanges typical of face to face interactions, nor to material operations carried out by technicians on more or less complex machines. To act properly, a bailiff is equipped by singular objects: documents that are performative. It is only with a deed in his hand that a bailiff can repair some injuries. Yet the performativity of writing is not an intrinsic value. This article questions the production work and the repair work specific to documents that bailiffs deal with. On the one hand, the analysis is focused on the main stages through which a written object takes place in a bailiff office, takes the form of law and acquires a juridical value. On the other hand, the case study of a deed with manufacturing defect allows to show the writing and material actions necessary for the deed to find again its capacity of action and its performativity.
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David Pontille. Écriture et action juridique. Portrait de l'huissier de justice en réparateur. Semen - Revue de sémio-linguistique des textes et discours, Presses Universitaires de l'Université de Franche Comté (Pufc), 2009, pp.15-31. ⟨10.4000/semen.8688⟩. ⟨halshs-00518221v2⟩

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