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Illusionnistes et modèles vivants

Processus de subjectivation et reconnaissance du travail
Illusionists and Live Models: A Process of Subjectivation and Recognition of Work
Jeanne Robert, Constance Ruiz, Pascal Béguin and Valérie Pueyo
p. 127-149

Abstracts

What is the meaning attributed to work by those who assert themselves as “workers” today? Based on two ethnographies of the work of illusionists and live models, we conduct an interdisciplinary dialogue combining ergonomics and anthropology around work. Starting from the notion of activity and the distinction between productive and constructive dimensions, we analyse the work of visibilisation carried out by illusionists and models who share the same paradox: to render invisible, to the eyes of those who look at them, certain work gestures at the heart of their activity. In a context of increased competition, how can constructive activity and development be made clear to others if invisibility is inherent in actual work, and in which spheres are these visibilisation processes at stake? Taking a functional approach, we analyse work as a category used by illusionists and models as a means to be actualized as subjects in the world in a form of struggle for existence.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Jeanne Robert, Constance Ruiz, Pascal Béguin and Valérie Pueyo, « Illusionnistes et modèles vivants », Journal des anthropologues, 158-159 | 2019, 127-149.

Electronic reference

Jeanne Robert, Constance Ruiz, Pascal Béguin and Valérie Pueyo, « Illusionnistes et modèles vivants », Journal des anthropologues [Online], 158-159 | 2019, Online since 03 January 2022, connection on 28 February 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/jda/8784 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/jda.8784

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About the authors

Jeanne Robert

Université Lumière Lyon 2, AE-CTT, EVS UMR 5600
Courriel : jeanne.robert@univ-lyon2.fr

Constance Ruiz

Université Lumière Lyon 2, AE-CTT, EVS UMR 5600
Courriel : constance.anthropo@gmail.com

Pascal Béguin

Université Lumière Lyon 2, AE-CTT, EVS UMR 5600
Courriel : pascal.daniel.beguin@gmail.com

Valérie Pueyo

Université Lumière Lyon 2, AE-CTT, EVSUMR 5600
Courriel : valerie.pueyo@univ-lyon2.fr

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