Marie Laborie : un cas de socialisation chirurgicale ratée

Abstract : This paper describes the trajectory of Marie Laborie, a young woman who gave up surgery to change of profession and become general practitioner. This portrayal is based on interviews with this woman, with surgeons who trained her and on her school record. The aim is to understand the tensions between some dimensions of her primary socialization (familial) and her secondary socialization (professional). In pointing out the failures in Marie's surgical socialization (notably in comparing her trajectory with that of other candidates for surgery who continued in this way) we understand, by contrast, the dispositions required by the professional environment. Marie had certainly interiorised some surgical values (physic endurance, outspokenness) and had gained some skills (notably technical skills) but it is evident that she lacked dispositions socially built as masculine and that are essential to succeed in the profession : self-assurance, moral courage, sense of repartee. The professional environment, concerned about its reproduction and perceiving her dispositional deficiencies, finally took part in her eviction.
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Emmanuelle Zolesio. Marie Laborie : un cas de socialisation chirurgicale ratée. Sociétés contemporaines, Presses de Sciences Po, 2009, pp.147-165. ⟨halshs-00523904⟩

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