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Des styles de vie des universitaires et de la légitimation culturelle à l'Université

Abstract : Based on a double survey, both quantitative (questionnaires) and qualitative (interviews, observations), this thesis focuses on life-styles and connection to the culture of academics, as well as on their profession, their vocation to become academics and their choice of research topics. University is a legitimate instance of cultural legitimization, endowed with a dual and contradictory mission of preserving and updating knowledge and cultural norms. Studying life-styles and profession of academics is then to study the fabrication and possible transformation of these cultural legitimacy norms. The first part of the project therefore focuses on the study of the lifestyles and cultural relationships of academics, from the perspective of differences within the group. This first part relies in particular on the performance of a multiple correspondence analysis, which permit to identify three major lifestyles. These life-styles are then related to academic variables (such as discipline), to account for the struggles about the type of culture that University must transmit. The second part focuses more particularly on academic vocations, the choice of engagement in an academic career and research objects, as well as the relationship to teaching and the transmission of academics. This second part provides a link between non-university practices and academic work, capturing elements of the dynamics of the academic field and the constant renewal of scholarly culture. Ascetic aristocratism and the consumption of classical and heritage cultural works continue to appear dominant in the university field. But new life-styles, closer to a form of hedonism, made of a more distant relationship to the classical humanities and carried by new disciplines, compete with the classical disciplines and their culture, thus working to redefine the bounds of legitimate culture.
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Louis Gabrysiak. Des styles de vie des universitaires et de la légitimation culturelle à l'Université. Sociologie. EHESS - Paris; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020EHES0139⟩. ⟨tel-03127087⟩



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