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MAYER, Ricardo. The grammar of action of workers in production co-operative in south of Brazil. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.63, pp. 627-646. ISSN 0103-4979.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792011000300011.

This paper seeks investigating the grammar of action of workers in production co-operative established in the core of the processes of economical restructuring that took place in Brazil in the 1990s. Based upon a sociology of experiment, we split up logic of actions from the workers engaged in the formation of two production co-operative where we aimed to investigate: a) the solidarity relationships, b) logic of the strategic actions in each work group, c) the subjective processes expressed in the identity construction workers of the co-operative investigated. Investigating two production co-operative in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, it was verified a process of subjectivity marked by an ambivalent attitude between the commitment to the project of building the co-operative and an approach guided by certain pragmatic characterised by a field of possibilities, limited regarded to alternative of social reintegration.

Keywords : grammar of action; solidarity; production co-operative; self-management; sociology of experiment.

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