La socialisation aux mobilités pour raisons professionnelles: Le cas des absences régulières du domicile

Translated title of the contribution: Socialization to mobilities for occupational reasons: Regular absences from home

Stéphanie Vincent, Gil Viry

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This article uses qualitative data and life story interviews to examine socialization to employment-related mobility. It shows how socialization to mobility in the form of frequent overnight absences from the family home develops through primary but also secondary socialization, which reinforces previously acquired dispositions. While a “socialization of transformation” can be observed through the experiences of employment-related travel, the findings suggest that a “socialization of reinforcement” is related to more positive and lasting mobility experiences. Some mobile workers were found to be socialized to mobility in the context of the family, school, and peer environment, whereas others acquire dispositions from domains other than work. Finally, while some people internalize dispositions to mobility, whether they activate them in their jobs ultimately depends on how they value employment-related mobility, how they identify with the role of mobile workers and family trajectories.
Translated title of the contributionSocialization to mobilities for occupational reasons: Regular absences from home
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)99-113
Number of pages14
JournalEspaces et Sociétés
Issue number184-185
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2022


  • employment-related geographical mobilities
  • absences from home
  • socialization
  • dispositions
  • values
  • life story interviews
  • France


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