Surveillance et résistance : le cas des prestataires d'aide financière de dernier recours

Authors: Larivière-Bélanger, Gabriel
Advisor: Leman-Langlois, StéphanePastinelli, Madeleine
Abstract: State surveillance of the poor has a long history. It begins several centuries ago, more precisely with the creation of modern nation-states. According to social theorists, the strengthening of the state’s surveillance capabilities results from both mass bureaucracy and democracy. It also stems from people’s desire to assert their civil rights. This thesis examines state supervision from a welfare recipient point of view. It aims to identify recipients’ rationales and practices of resistance. We interviewed 19 participants from both cities of Montreal and Quebec City. Results suggest the extent of resistance at work: two different resistance rationales, as well as six tactical moves emerged from our analysis.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2012
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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