This volume deals with the construction of categorizations of health at work on the basis of individuals’ perceptions and analyses of the psychosocial health effects at their work. The volume approaches the subject from the point of view of those who have experienced psychosocial risks at work, either by being under constraints themselves or by being witness to such constraints. Each chapter sheds light on their representations by examining how the individuals label these constraints. The book compares official categorizations of psychosocial health effects of work to unofficial categorizations, built or expressed. It shows how taking into account subjective narratives may reinforce existing strategies. By giving a central place to language in the analysis of the representations of psychosocial health at work, the volume provides additional information about the various prevention and coping strategies that can be used for dealing with the issue. Beyond some international comparisons, the book covers various national case studies, including in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chechnya, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, and Russia.
Table of Contents
Introduction (Gilson).- Part I: From Official to Unofficial Categorizations: Which Structure Between Similarities and Differences?.- Chapter 1. Language Issues in Standard Questionnaires for Assessing Psychosocial Working Conditions: The Case of the JCQ and the ERIQ (Choi).- Chapter 2. The Linguistics Of Work Values: Comparative Analysis (Yusupova). Chapter 3. Psychosocial Risks at Work: A Performative Speech Act (Delma).- Chapter 4. How French Bus Drivers, Managers and Unions Talk About Incivility and Physical and Verbal Assaults at Work (Kornig).- Chapter 5. Alternative Classifications of Psychosocial Health at Work: Gifted People at Work (Nauta).- Part II: Subjective Narratives as a Motivation to Act.- Chapter 6. Appropriation and Acculturation in the French Debate on Mental Health at Work of Anglo-Saxon Clinical Categories (Stress, Burn Out and Mobbing) (Loriol).- Chapter 7. Talking About Job Burnout in Germany: The Disappearance and Reemergence of Conflicts in Subjective Narrations (Graefe).- Chapter 8. Unequal in Sickness: Construction and Uses of the Differential of Legitimacy and Social Acceptability of Diagnostic Labels (Kirouac).- Chapter 9. Self-Categorization of Frontline Work Conditions in Belgian Temporary Work Agencies: The "Cooking" Metaphor (Glinne-Demaret).- Chapter 10. Suicides in Worker Accident Insurance: Riskization and Medicalization of Suicide in Japan (Yamada).- Chapter 11. The Language Of Psychosocial Risks At Work In Argentina. The Case Of A Multinational Company (Busso).- Conclusion (Cassilde).