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Ce que vivre une situation singulière veut dire : le cas des victimes

Abstract : Many studies focus on singularity in the social sciences. Resulting from a historical dynamic, singularity renews individualism by leaning it against an ideal: to be someone and to be recognized as such. The condition of victims rests precisely on this type of investment: it is based on a situation considered abnormal and about which individuals intend to obtain compensation. As such, it is a perfect anchor to question singularity and its social uses. Through an investigation about the mobilization of victims of a serial medical accident, I show that the estimation, by the injured, of their singularity is at the origin of their action. I subsequently highlight how the mobilization reorganizes singular stories into one. Finally, I demonstrate that this mobilization summons the singular situations to obtain compensation.
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Florian Pédrot. Ce que vivre une situation singulière veut dire : le cas des victimes. Tracés : Revue de Sciences Humaines, ENS Éditions, 2018, 34 (1), pp.143-159. ⟨10.4000/traces.7714⟩. ⟨hal-03373557⟩



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