Area of Concentration: Social Work, Work and Social Policies
It studies and researches the centrality of work and its different forms of organization and management; the process of consolidation of the capitalist mode of production and the "social question"; the matrices of the main social theories (classical and contemporary); the different theoretical perspectives of State and of social policies; the configuration of the bourgeois state and the relation with social policies, with emphasis on the articulation of class, race, ethnicity, generation and sexualities; the socioeconomic formation of Brazil and the Amazon; the conflicts and social movements in the confrontation of the expressions of the "social question" and its peculiarities in the Amazon; and Social Work in its process of constitution and historical development, theoretical-methodological, technical-operative, and ethical-political.
Research Line 1:
Social Work and Social Policies in the Amazon
It analyzes Social Work in the relationship between the consolidation of the capitalist mode of production; the emergence of the "social question" and its expressions and social policies; historical and theoretical-methodological trends in Social Work; vocational training, professional intervention and socio-occupational spaces; the ethical-political project of Social Work; the conflicts and social movements in the confrontation of the expressions of the "social question" and its peculiarities in the Amazon.
Research Line 2:
Social Work and Work in the Amazon
It reflects work as the foundation of the constitution of the social being. The capitalist mode of production; the capital crisis and its particularity in the Amazon; the different forms of work organization and management, as well as their impact on social life; expressions of the social question in the Amazon and the work of the Social Worker.