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Kaufmann, Jean-Claude

Works: 115 works in 417 publications in 7 languages and 5,976 library holdings
Genres: Surveys  History 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HQ801.82, 306.7
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Most widely held works by Jean-Claude Kaufmann
L'Entretien compréhensif by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in French and English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cet ouvrage présente la réflexion d'un sociologue praticien sur sa propre méthode d'enquête: l'entretien compréhensif. S'inspirant de l'anthropologie, la démarche consiste à considérer les interviewés comme des informateurs et à découvrir leurs catégories de pensée, tant pour conduire les entretiens de façon efficace que pour produire des hypothèses. La compréhension intime de la manière dont la personne pense et agit est ainsi utilisée pour mettre en évidence des processus sociaux et développer l'explication sociologique
The curious history of love by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The one emotion that matters most to many people is the one about which social thinkers rarely speak - love. For many people, love is the thing that matters most in their lives: they are searching for love, hoping to find in love a kind of happiness that they cannot find in their work or by surrounding themselves with material goods. But where does this peculiar and powerful blending together of love and happiness come from, and why do we find it such a compelling idea today? In this short book Jean-Claude Kaufmann offers a fresh account of the history of a feeling unlike any other. The modern idea of love as passion was born in the 12th century but it was marginalized by the rise of a kind of instrumental, calculating reason that became increasingly central to modern societies. As calculating reason began to encroach on the personal domain, many individuals sought to escape from it, searching for happiness elsewhere. As our societies become dominated by calculating reason and selfish individualism, we search elsewhere for the kind of happy love that will heal all our wounds. This is why we experience so many changes of heart in our personal lives: at times we are coldly calculating and then, a few moments later, we sacrifice ourselves to love without a second thought. -- Book cover
Love online by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The internet is changing the rules of the game of love. In a world where anything is possible, a potential date - whether it be a one-night stand or the start of a more lasting relationship - can be just a click away. Anyone looking for love online can throw off their inhibitions and can say what they have never dared to before. The internet revolution has ensured that online dating has now become both widespread and commonplace. Online users can buy into the consumerist illusion that they can choose a man or woman in the same way that they would shop for groceries - this is the new hypermarket of desire. Women in particular can enjoy a new sexual assertiveness. Where once they might have looked for an emotional attachment, they are now demanding simply the right to have a good time. However, love cannot be reduced to such simple terms. The apparently risk-free world of online dating is at odds with love in real life, which has its own demands and expectations. You cannot introduce another person into your life and expect everything to remain the same. Human beings have a way of turning your life upside down. -- Book Description
Sociologie du couple by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autrefois institution dans laquelle on entrait pour la vie sans trop se poser de questions, le couple est devenu un système mouvant d'ajustements permanents de la vie à deux et requiert désormais un véritable travail de la part de ceux qui tentent l'expérience
The meaning of cooking by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corps de femmes, regards d'hommes sociologie des seins nus by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and German and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La femme seule et le prince charmant : enquête sur la vie en solo by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'enquête sur laquelle est fondée cette étude révèle les mécanismes qui poussent aujourd'hui les femmes à ne pas s'engager en couple, pour être davantage elles-mêmes. Cette trajectoire d'autonomie, analysée ici en profondeur, apparaît comme un élément décisif qui travaille les individus selon des procédures intimes et sociales
L'invention de soi : une théorie de l'identité by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traite de la nécessité et de la difficulté, pour chacun, de donner un sens à sa vie dans une société qui a perdu ses repères. Dresse un tableau critique de l'histoire du concept d'identité. Propose une théorie, ancrée dans l'actualité
The single woman and the fairytale prince by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The number of one-person households is rising steeply all over the world and a growing proportion of these 'new singles' are women. It is estimated that one woman in three lives on her own. This development reflects general social trends, ranging from the rising divorce rate to the growing professionalization of women and their dissatisfaction with a traditional model that offers them a future organized solely around 'husband-baby-home'. At the same time, the attractions of that model still linger and the fairytale prince is by no means a figure from a story or a remote past. Even in an age in which the Internet promises that love is 'just a click away', many women still wait for their prince to come." "Jean-Claude Kaufmann's study, based mainly on an analysis of a sample of the hundreds of letters sent to Marie Claire magazine after it published a first-hand account of the single life, is a portrayal of the lives, aspirations and sometimes despair of the 'new single woman'."--BOOK JACKET
La trame conjugale analyse du couple par son linge by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La piste du linge permet de comprendre pourquoi l'idée de partage égalitaire des tâches domestiques entre hommes et femmes ne parvient à s'appliquer que de façon limitée et pourquoi les deux conjoints recomposent l'inégalité même quand ils ne la souhaitent pas
Ego pour une sociologie de l'individu by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qu'est-ce qu'un individu ? Cette question forme une sorte de trou noir en sociologie. L'auteur tente d'y répondre par une déconstruction : mise en perspective historique, étude de la production sociale des individus et de leur capacité d'initiative... L'individu serait un processus ouvert et instable, alors que l'individualisation serait la principale clé explicative du changement social
Le coeur à l'ouvrage : théorie de l'action ménagère by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quelle force nous pousse à laver, ranger, frotter sans cesse? A le faire comme ceci et non comme cela? Qui dirige notre danse quotidienne avec les mille objets de la maison? Jean-Claude Kaufmann est sociologue, chargé de recherche au CNRS
Gripes : the little quarrels of couples by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We all know what it's like to be annoyed by little things that our husband, wife or partner does - leaving the cap off the toothpaste tube, leaving the toilet lid up, leaving dirty clothes on the floor - and we know how easily these little grievances of everyday life can spin out of control. In this brilliant new book the sociologist Jean-Claude Kaufmann shows us how and why sparks can suddenly fly even in the most well-adjusted couples. They see themselves as being in total harmony but they are mistaken! The clash between their uniquely individual attitudes to life rumbles on in silence until suddenly erupting in emotional outbursts each time an object or an attitude reveals for the thousandth time the unbearable and incomprehensible otherness of the partner.When this occurs, a whole panoply of tactics is deployed, ranging from the combative (secret acts of revenge) through the neutral (sulking) to the subtly loving. But these stormy episodes within relationships can have a happy ending, for it is through learning to overcome these irritations and aggravations that love is ultimately strengthened."--BOOK JACKET
Casseroles, amour et crises : ce que cuisiner veut dire by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissèque les tenants et les aboutissants d'une activité familiale fondamentale : la cuisine. Amène le lecteur à réfléchir sur ses pratiques, ses relations familiales, il peut se situer par rapport aux tendances qui animent la société
Faire ou faire faire? : familles et services by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quand je est un autre : pourquoi et comment ça change en nous by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En référence à des enquêtes de terrain, J.-C. Kaufmann livre une réflexion sur l'ego contemporain, permettant de comprendre le fonctionnement de l'individu et les mécanismes de l'identité. Il explique que l'individu est tout le contraire d'un bloc, stable et homogène et que son identité est changeante
Premier matin : comment naît une histoire d'amour by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean-Claude Kaufmann, sociologue et directeur de recherche au CNRS, étudie dans cet ouvrage les nouveaux codes de la rencontre amoureuse. L'auteur du roman au succès international, "La femme seule et le prince charmant", porte un regard neuf et documenté sur cet instant très particulier du premier matin à deux
Sex@mour by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internet a bouleversé le paysage des rencontres amoureuses. Avec une étonnante rapidité, la sexualité s'est banalisée au point de devenir un nouveau loisir. Mais le sexe peut-il vraiment devenir un loisir comme les autres ? Le sexe-loisir rend l'engagement conjugal encore plus difficile. Comment combiner sexe et amour, plaisir de l'instant et engagement durable ? Cet essai en donne quelques clés
Agacements : les petites guerres du couple by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and Spanish and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A travers des témoignages concrets, ce livre apporte des réponses aux questions que l'on se pose tous. Pourquoi accorder de l'importance à des attitudes dérisoires ? Pourquoi consacrer du temps aux bouderies ou aux vengeances ? Des témoignages au coeur de l'intimité conjugale. Une réflexion sur la défense de soi et de son identité face à l'autre
Das verstehende Interview : [Theorie und Praxis] by Jean-Claude Kaufmann ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kaufmann, J.-C.
Kaufmann, Jean-Claude.
Kaufmann, Jean Claude 1948-
كوفمان، جان-كلود
コフマン, ジャン=クロード
French (182)
English (35)
German (8)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
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