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Donner ou vendre ses objets : vers une meilleure compréhension de la dépossession par le réemploi

Abstract : This doctoral thesis focuses on the dispossession of objects that are reused, i.e. donated or sold. Specifically, this research understands the process of physical and/or psychological disposition of objects. Through a multi-method and longitudinal qualitative study, we show that dispossession is a complex process that confronts the ideal of intended re-use with the reality, which depends on the socio-material environment, the resources and competences, the emotions felt and the Others. We distinguish four different paths of dispossession (spontaneous, organized, constrained, suffered), which can be spontaneous or planned in time, forced or controlled. This shows that, although being in a context of voluntary separation, the dispossession can be suffered. These pathways play on the temporality of the process and the individual's emotional involvement in the disposition. Moreover, dispossession transform the social role of objects through different steps (storing, regaining control, upgrading, disposing). It changes their value from a personal possession into a valuable public object. Finally, three individual dominant logics (merchant, civic and domestic) are used by individuals to justify their objects reuse. They sometimes come into confrontation which require solutions that transform reuse into a hybrid act, mixing commodification, civism, recognition, ecology and sociality. These results allow us to formulate managerial proposals for charities, platforms and brands, in order to encourage individuals to give or sell their objects.
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Eva Cerio. Donner ou vendre ses objets : vers une meilleure compréhension de la dépossession par le réemploi. Gestion et management. Université Gustave Eiffel, 2021. Français. ⟨tel-03582864⟩



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