Power Issues and Social Violence in the Workplace: A Clinical Approach. Enjeux De Pouvoir Et Violence Sociale En Milieu De Travail: Une Approche Clinique

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC46 Clinical Sociology (host committee)

Language: French and English

A clinical approach in sociological practice can help to produce knowledge about work activities and management and is oriented towards change of the situation by the people directly involved. Workers and managers are more and more under pressure to perform as their work is measured by targeted results and put under the injunction of doing more with less resources mostly in institutions of the global south. This is to ignore the social inequality and professional norms that apply to ensure the quality of the services or products and of the whole process of working. That produces tensions, harassment between people and even violence at work. Those tensions are also interfering with other forms of social violence as racism and misogyny. Social inequality of power, barriers hindering collective participation in decision-making are crucial factors.
Session Organizer:
Isabelle RUELLAND, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Isabelle RUELLAND, UQAM, Canada
Oral Presentations
Power Relationships and Pressure to Perform at Work: The Case of Medical Clowns Vs. Animal Assisted Therapists and Evaluators Vs. Stakeholder
Shlomit BECHAR, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel; Irit MERO JAFFE, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
Family Violence and Community Intervention in Japan
Mariko INOUE, Naragakuen University, Japan
Entre Extrémisme De Droite Et Racisation De l’Engagement : Quelle Place Pour La Lutte Antiraciste En France ?
Louisa BARALONGA, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (Denis Diderot - Paris 7), France
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