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Volume 48, Supplement 1

  • “Mail carriers’ routes : Managerial standards, collective regulation and work activity strategies” - D. Demazière, D. Mercier

    Didier Demazière, Delphine Mercier
    Laboratoire Printemps, CNRS-Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 47, bd Vauban, 78047 Guyancourt Cedex, France
    Laboratoire d’Economie et de sociologie du travail (Lest), 35, av.Jules-Ferry, 13626 – Aix-en-Provence, France
    Available online 26 July 2006 on ScienceDirect
    doi:10.1016/j.soctra.2006.02.004
    Abstract
    The work of mailmen is mainly defined by the delivery routes they are assigned. Since this special organization of work grants them broad autonomy, the processes for delimiting, defining, and conducting routes, must be analyzed (...)

  • Factory “Homers” : Understanding a Highly Elusive, Marginal, and Illegal Practice - M. Anteby

    Michel Anteby
    Management & Organizations Department, New York University, 44 West 4th Street, Suite 7-152 New York, NY 10012, USA
    Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO-FNSP/CNRS), 19, rue Amelie, 75007 Paris, France
    Laboratoire de Sciences Sociales (LSS-ENS-EHESS), 48, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris, France
    Available online 26 July 2006 on ScienceDirect
    doi:10.1016/j.soctra.2006.02.003
    Abstract
    A “homer” is an artifact that a worker produces using company tools and materials outside normal production plans but at the workplace and during workhours. Despite legal, (...)

  • SUD-PTT unionists : moral entrepreneurs ? - J.-M. Denis

    Jean-Michel Denis
    GIP-MIS (Mutations des Industries et des Services) and Université de Marne-la-Vallée, 29, promenade Michel Simon, 93166 Noisy-le Grand Cedex, France
    Available online 26 July 2006 on ScienceDirect
    doi:10.1016/j.soctra.2006.02.002
    Abstract
    Since its founding in 1988, the SUD-PTT union [Solidarité, Unité, Démocratie at the Poste, Télégraphe et Téléphone] has made using the courts a frequent mode of action in its dealings with the two French public-sector companies in which it is present, La Poste and France Télécom. Legal action is now fully part of SUD-PTT practices. This is (...)

  • Well-being and suffering in livestock farming : living conditions at work for people and animals - J. Porcher

    Jocelyne Porcher
    Laboratoire de psychologie du travail et de l’action, CNAM/INRA-SAD, 41, rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
    Available online 26 July 2006 on ScienceDirect
    doi:10.1016/j.soctra.2006.02.001
    Abstract
    Starting in the 1980s in France, the scientific problems relating to the well-being of animals reduced a complicated social critique of industrial systems of raising livestock to a matter of adapting animals to the living conditions imposed by these systems. This swept out of view questions about the working conditions for farmers and wage-earners. However people and (...)