Volume 17, number 1, 2021

Monique Dalud-Vincent and Josette Debroux

«Forward. Socio-Professional Categories, Social and Occupational Mobility» (p. 13-18)

Monique Dalud-Vincent

«Social mobility according to the sociologist (s) and according to the respondents: Comparison between points of view according to the “Formation et qualification professionnelle” survey from 2014/2015» (p. 19-68)

Abstract: According to FQP 2014/2015 survey of INSEE on social mobility in France, this paper aims to compare five proposals concerning the groupings into classes of socio-professional categories and the qualifications of the meaning of mobility as well as their effects on the analysis of inter-generational mobility. A comparison with the judgment of the respondents is made. This work takes into account the sex, age and social origin (father or mother) of the respondents (French by birth, residing in metropolitan France, working or former working).

Key-words: social Mobility; comparison between sociologists; grouping of socio-professional categories; evaluation of the mobility trajectory; effects on the analysis of mobility

Monique Dalud-Vincent, Alexandre Vayer, and Marie-Carmen Garcia

«The Differentiated Effect of Family Configurations on Subjective Social Mobility: A Male/Female Comparison» (p. 60-102)

Abstract: Based on the Formation et Qualification Professionnelle survey from 2014/2015, we study the effect of family configurations on subjective social mobility (the point of view of the individual on his/her trajectory), depending on two different family status (“never in a relationship” vs “married with children”). On the one hand, women “married with children”, who are responsible for the domestic life seem to integrate, in their point of view, this burden that keeps them from moving forward in their career. On the other hand, men would benefit more from their family accomplishments than women. In this overall picture, women executives who “have a family” are an exception.

Key-words: gender; family status; subjective social mobility

Antoine Dain

«Voluntary Social “Demotions”? The Determinants of Subjective Mobility among High-Status Workers Who Switched into Craftsmanship» (p. 103-151)

Abstract: Based on the French occupational classification, professional reorientations of high-status workers who switch into craftsmanship could be interpreted as voluntary social demotions. Yet, an in-depth analysis of such reorientations gives the opportunity to understand the motivations behind what first appears as a downward occupational mobility. It also allows to identify the different elements that shape the subjective mobility of these “neo-craftsmen”. In this paper, it is shown that these professional reorientations do not come with the feeling of being socially demoted. New representations of craftsmanship, occupational mobility and classifications are brought to light, questioning the link between occupational and social mobility as well as between subjective and objective mobility.

Key-words: social demotion; subjective mobility; craftsmanship; occupational hierarchy

Maxime Lemaitre

«Analysing Social Mobility in a Migratory Context: Between Objective Downgrading and the Achievement of Aspirations» (p. 153-182)

Abstract: Considering social mobility as a combination of its subjective and objective aspects appears to be a growing necessity for the social sciences. This paper aims to contribute to that reflection, by analyzing a singular type of social mobility: migration. Thus, it presents the migration paths of three migrant families, characterized by a different level of capital and resources, from the construction of a migration project (before they emigrate), until their arrival in a new country, where their resources are altered. Centered on the professional and residential paths of these families, this paper shows how these two dimensions are intertwined, and contribute to transform the families’ migration projects, transforming their relation to social mobility.

Key-words: capital; resources; migration process; social shift

Célyne Lalande and Audrey Gonin

«Socio-Judicial Intervention in Domestic Violence: Main Discursive Universes» (p. 185-220)

Abstract: This article focusses on the professional representations toward the socio-judicial intervention of 37 stakeholder involved in the response to domestic violence in Quebec. It aims to highlight the main conceptions of these interveners to define and orient this mode of intervention. It also intends to identify the characteristics that influence these representations. The lexicometric analyses of the 37 individual interviews carried out revealed that judicial intervention, protection of persons, helping relationship and professionalism constitute the main universes of meaning of the participants. These analyses also reveal that the anchoring of these interveners in their field of practice and discipline tends to favour a distinctive language among them. The implications of these results on professional collaboration in domestic violence are discussed, highlighting certain contexts where such collaboration appears to be more necessary.

Key-words: socio-judicial intervention; domestic violence; professional representation; collaboration

Test Interpretation

Émilie Tremblay

«The OECD Report on Inheritance Tax and Canada» (p. 223-232)

Book Reviews

Éric Boulé and Emanuel Guay

Management, Organizations and Contemporary Social Theory, Stewart Clegg et Miguel Pina e Cunha (dir.), Londres, Routledge, 2019, 326 p.   (p. 233-241)

Raoul Étongué-Mayer

Ces lieux qui nous affectent, Georges-Henry Laffont, Denis Martouzet (dir.), Paris, Hermann, coll. « Colloque Cerisy », 2021, 518 p.   (p. 243-245)

Sylvie Lafrenière

Habiter la ville Antillo-Guyanaise (XVIIe-XXIe siècle). Essai d’approche pluridisciplinaire, Dominique Rogers et Boris Lesueur (dir.), Paris, L’Harmattan, 2020, coll. « Études/Antilles », 254 p.   (p. 247-252)

Chantal Despres

L’individu et sa langue. Hommages à France Martineau, Wim Remysen et Sandrine Tailleur (dir.), Québec, Presse de l’Université Laval, coll. « Les voies du français », 296 p.   (p. 253-256)

Audrey Paquette-Verdon

Canada at Crossroads: Boudaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations, Jeffrey S. Denis, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2020, 384 p.   (p. 257-259)

Alexa Johnson

Enfants difficiles, la faute aux écrans ? Les bienfaits du sevrage électronique, Victoria Dunckley, Montréal, Écosociété, 2020, 416 p.  (p. 261-264)