More documents from Judde de Larivière, Claire; Hanne, Georges
More documents from Historical Social Research

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Occupational naming conventions : historicity, actors, interactions

Konventionen der Berufsbezeichnung : Historizität, Akteure, Interaktionen
[journal article]

Judde de Larivière, Claire; Hanne, Georges

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(547 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Abstract "Since the Middle Ages, governments have been using occupational titles and categories as some of the main criteria for the identification of individuals. Resulting from a complex interaction between endogenous categories created by the actors in the naming process and exogenous categories developed by public authorities, occupational titles and socio-occupational categories and designations are the product of negotiations, conventions and agreements between various actors. Therefore, it appears that as part of a pragmatic approach towards the development of socio-occupational designations, it would be pertinent for historians to apply the theories of the 'économie des conventions'. Doing so, this paper seeks to approach the issue of the historicity of occupational naming by considering the building of the state, followed by the role and autonomy of various actors in naming processes, and finally the way in which occupational registration and categorisation influenced the social prestige and `grandeue of those concerned in the creation and transformation of linguistic conventions." (author's abstract)
Keywords labor; occupation; sociology; convention; historical development; social actor; interaction; category; state formation; language; pragmatism; statistics
Classification Occupational Research, Occupational Sociology; Social History, Historical Social Research
Method applied research; descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 82-102
Journal Historical Social Research, 36 (2011) 4
Issue topic Conventions and institutions from a historical perspective / Konventionen und Institutionen in historischer Perspektive
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works