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La souffrance sociale chez les agriculteurs : Quelques jalons pour une compréhension du suicide

Abstract : When explaining suicide among farmers, the media tend to focus exclusively on economic factors. This paper argues that adopting a more comprehensive approach to the issue highlights other conditions of production of what might be termed “social suffering”. It is suggested that the structural imbalance between the prescribed and actual organization of work causes mental pain among farmers. The paper argues that amid increasing pressure to demonstrate greater autonomy and self-realization, farmers may not have the same social resources for developing a positive self-image. Research shows that an unequal distribution of economic and cultural capital and capital of autochtony leads to increased suicidal thoughts.
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Nicolas Deffontaines. La souffrance sociale chez les agriculteurs : Quelques jalons pour une compréhension du suicide. Études rurales, Éditions de l'École pratique des hautes études, 2014, 1 (193), pp.13-24. ⟨hal-02636587⟩

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