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Comprendre les bifurcations dans les parcours professionnels

Abstract : This article gives an account of professional bifurcations conducted in the course of a career by men and women from a variety of social groups. The author discusses the available terminology (including the words “mobility”, “reconversion”, “rupture”, “bifurcation”) to describe situations that are infrequent statistically and shows the usefulness of a processual analysis. More precisely, the author shows why it is important to reconstruct the stages of the process by analysis that articulates dispositions and contexts. This approach makes it possible to show the sequences that lead to a radical change of profession and of the professional field. It also shows the social and gender inequalities that take place in the course of the trajectory. The author then discusses two “cases” that each show, in a different way, the tensions and difficulties that the interviewees face and how they vary in relation to social position and family.
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Submitted on : Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:08:59 PM
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Sophie Denave. Comprendre les bifurcations dans les parcours professionnels. Vie sociale, ERES 2017, Du projet au parcours, 2 (18). ⟨halshs-01587948⟩



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