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Nostalgic Cooks: Another French Paradox (Paperback)

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ISBN 10: 9004143467 / ISBN 13: 9789004143463
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2006
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Why is it that French chefs tend to develop a syndrome of professional nostalgia? Educated to work in the most prestigious restaurants, they soon discover another reality in common foodservices and are viewed as having made an egotistical professional choice. Regardless of the improvement in their working conditions, their identity is distorted. This book describes foodservices as a whole, including international and inter-industry comparisons in the sociological field of gastronomical professionals, in an attempt to analyze their identities in different stages and diversities. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004143463

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Titre : Nostalgic Cooks: Another French Paradox (...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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Why is it that in France, a country renowned for its gastronomy, chefs tend to develop a nostalgia syndrome? Having been taught how to work in the most prestigious restaurants, they soon discover another reality in everyday restaurants or cafeterias: chefs have to cope with family constraints and are often forced to accept positions in standardized organizations that leave little room for daily inspiration. Feeling the burden of their professional commitments, these chefs are considered as having made an egotistic professional choice, both by society and the French educational system. With this in mind, their identity is distorted, regardless of possible improvements in working conditions. This book analyses vocational identities in French foodservices in their different stages and diversity, using international and inter-industry comparisons in the sociological field of professional groups.

About the Author:

Sylvie-Anne Meriot, Ph.D. in Sociology (2000), EHESS Paris, is a Research Sociologist at Cereq (Centre d'etudes et de recherches sur les qualifications) in Marseilles, France. She has worked on several government projects, and has played an important role in various reforms, especially in the French education system.

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