Bureaucrats and bourgeois society

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Subject Times 1789-1900
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Subjects Politics and government
Bureaucracy
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France
Subtitle office politics and individual credit : France, 1789-1848
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Acknowledgements
Introduction : 20,000 fools
Office politics
A revolution in administration : the theory and practice of government during the French revolution
Revolutionary time and space : the anxieties of administrative "transparency '
Telling tales : collaboration, career-making, and the contest for credit
Bureaucrats in bourgeois society
Civil servant, civil society : the accumulation of "honor" in bourgeois society
Surrogate fathers, suitable sons : manufacturing "paternity" and honorable inheritance
The social politics of bureaucracy : the "bureaucrat" as "bourgeois type"
Coda & conclusion : the failure of 1848 : bourgeois social capital at the crossroads
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Bureaucrats and bourgeois society
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Description How did the French Revolution change ordinary lives? "Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society" asks this question in relation to office clerks working in Parisian administrations. Under new masters, these clerks faced radical changes to work practices as reforming politicians looked to implement new 'administrative science'. Many also faced the loss of family inheritances, as positions no longer passed down from father to son. Clerks were now expected to make their career as individuals. In practice, this meant increased job insecurity. Administrators lived under the threat of regular cuts in pay and of personnel. In this situation, some believed that the way to get ahead was by playing office politics. In the early nineteenth century, however, clerks mitigated their situation by modifying occupational practices. Inside the offices, they settled new modes of judging individual merit. Outside, they accumulated other forms of individual credit, in the process helping to define nineteenth-century bourgeois social capital, ideals of emulation, honor, and masculinity. Job insecurity, however, continued to set 'bureaucrats' apart from the bourgeoisie and their social identity came under question during the July Monarchy and 1848 Revolution.
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Page Count 237
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Published Date 2012-10-19
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Subtitle Office Politics and Individual Credit in France 1789-1848
Title Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society
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