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CHANGES IN WORK AND THE PLACE OF ENGINEERS
5 Foreword: A new role for engineers?
Work: Changing conceptions and practices
11 Work, employment, activity — Social history
16 Working… or measuring work?
Marie-Ange Cotteret, Anne-Marie Breuil and Danièle Bretelle-Desmazières
22 Controlling work: From verifying the conformity of operations to blocking initiatives
27 The subjective precariousness of work?
35 Information and communication technology and the
contents of work
40 What if work were explained in terms of gift-giving?
46 The gift paradigm, a critique or a lesson in management?
Work and engineers: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
52 Mining Corps engineers and changes in occupational safety in mine work during the 19th and 20thcenturies
60 The changing role of engineers
63 What kind of engineers does the state now need?
70 The jobs of engineers, a source of innovation in Europe
Philippe Brunet and Fabrice Comptour
74 The reality of the engineer’s work and changes in it
83 Training engineers in school and on the job
90 Engineers, stakeholders in the changing world of work
95 The era of the finite world has opened…
105 Work through history and texts
Appendix2 of the report by the committee chaired by Jean Boissonnat, “Le travail dans 20 ans” [Work in twenty years], Commissariat général du Plan, 1995.
113 IN MEMORIAM: Maurice Allais
Issue editors: Marie-Josèphe Carrieu-Costa and Pierre