Qu’est-ce que faire grève dans la production symbolique universitaire et artistique ?

Abstract : By contrast with traditional industrial organisation, immaterial labour within the academic and artistic fields is characterized by a fragmentation of the spatiotemporal frameworks of activity and by a dilution of labour collectives. Strikes fundamentally have political goals which require strong media coverage to dramatize the organized uncertainty of the future. However, their efficacy is limited by a rupture in the service relationship linking academics and artists to students and audience. On the one hand, the professionals disappear from the spaces of work and social struggle, while activities continue in multiple locations, in which case strikes become nothing more than partial interruptions of activities. On the other hand, they come into conflict with the dominant principles of their respective fields, which preclude any real breakdown in this service relationship. In the academic field, for example, university teachers continue to maintain certain classes and exams, since they would otherwise run the risk of radical isolation from students and their families.
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Serge Proust. Qu’est-ce que faire grève dans la production symbolique universitaire et artistique ?. Sociologie du Travail, Elsevier Masson, 2017, 59 (2), ⟨10.4000/sdt.722⟩. ⟨halshs-01638093⟩



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