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Transmitting the Spirit

  • Corine Védrine
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)

Abstract

This chapter is about the transmission of the Michelin spirit, which is the task of the members of the eponymous family, the teachers at the company schools and the hierarchy in general. Then it is more or less carried by all the employees, whether active or retired, who circulate it in turn to an important part of the Clermont-Ferrand population, and to their children and spouses in particular. Corine Vedrine shows how the standards and values inherent to the Michelin spirit are demonstrated in business conduct and in the way the workers are controlled and trained through the discourse conveyed by the company, the education (through school and sport), the space (through its production and its organisation) and the surveillance gaze (of both the boss and the others).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corine Védrine
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  1. 1.LAURE-EVS Laboratory, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de LyonVaulx-en-VelinFrance

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