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Un rendez-vous parmi d’autres : Ce que le jeu sur internet nous apprend du travail contemporain

Abstract : What can we learn about contemporary work and its collective forms of sociability from the rise of ‘rendez-vous' games on Internet ? Games can be useful tools for analyzing work on the condition that our understanding of the encounters between of these two types of activity is not limited to a common-sense interpretation in which games represent at worst a simple form of entertainment, at best, training for something more serious. On the basis of interviews with players of an online game, we show that forms of play vary with the work activity with which they are associated, and especially, on the presence or absencce of multi-activity, where interactions at a distance and heterogeneous solicitations occupy an important place. Examing gaming pratice during breaks enables us to see how employees manage to maintain the consistency of their activities in such professional contexts, and to understand the developing of new forms of sociability based mainly on shared life/work rhythms.
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Manuel Boutet. Un rendez-vous parmi d’autres : Ce que le jeu sur internet nous apprend du travail contemporain. ethnographiques.org, Association Ethnographiques.org, 2011, Analyser les présences au travail : visibilités et invisibilités. ⟨halshs-01256258⟩

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