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ASSIS, Daniela Tavares Ferreira de  and  MACEDO, Kátia B.. The psychodynamics of work of musicians of a blues band. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.1, pp.117-124. ISSN 1807-0310.

This article presents the results of a research that was carried out with blues band musicians in the center-west region of Brazil. It seeks to learn about the suffering and pleasure experiences of the five components of this blues band, which is famous in the region. The delineation of this study had privileged the concepts developed by Dejours as a guideline, focusing on the pleasure and suffering experiences. Data had been collected by interview and had been treated by Lane's Graphic Analysis of Speech. The results indicate pleasure and suffering experiences as: double work journey, sense of work as a creative one and related to art, and social prejudice for being artists and working at night. Categories related to the musicians' perceptions had also emerged involving work conditions, work relations, organization, pleasure and suffering experiences and strategies of confrontation.

Keywords : Psychodynamics of work; music; band and organization.

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