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Social work: an enfant terrible in the bourgeois institutionality?

Potyara A. P. Pereira About the author


This is a reflection that, taking advantage of the commemorative occasion of the eighty years of Social Work in Brazil, does a retrospect of the performance of this profession, in the bourgeois order, starting with the capitalist countries that served as its birthplace. This tour, however, intended to highlight a common denominator in the globalized Social Work, which is its tendency to row, in any context, against the system dictates that engendered it. And with this trend - which is not unanimous, but historically persistent - it has been a fruitful "point off the curve" of the rendered professions to conservatism.

Social Work; Capitalism; Conservatism; Insurgency; Oppositional culture

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