Políticas sociais, participação comunitária e a desprofissionalização do care

Bila Sorj
2016 Cadernos Pagu  
The present article seeks to examine the meaning that community work acquires in the context of changes in social policy and in modes of governance that have taken place in Brazil since 2000. Attributing to communities (i.e. to women) an active role in responsibility for local development and social welfare, we examine the Women for Peace (Mulheres da Paz) program in Rio de Janeiro. This program was implemented in the city's favelas as a means of confronting the forms of urban violence that
more » ... n violence that have been historically practiced in Brazil. We analyze State action in deprofessionalizing care work among young "at risk" women. We conclude that the new modes of governance are not linear processes, but complex and ambivalent, involving constant disputes between program managers, operators and the subject population regarding the objectives, contents and meanings of this social policy.
doi:10.1590/18094449201600460107 fatcat:xtzqknkfzvacjmehh4cppdx2ry