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The Sociology of Work and the work of sociologists in Portugal

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  • Kovács, Ilona
  • Moniz, António

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A propose for this article is to present information on the emergence of the knowledge field of sociology of work and labor studies in Portugal. The period of 1974-1984 produced an interesting bibliography in the fields of social stratification, labor conflicts and social history. However, and since the mid-1980s, significant changes have emerged. There took place an increased theoretical diversity and also there was a major preoccupation with the development of a more professional teaching of the discipline. At this time, the first graduated specialists in Sociology appeared in the labor market since 1980, working in municipalities, industrial firms, public health institutions, schools, or even in research and development (R&D) units. The Portuguese association in this field (APSIOT) organized many scientific meetings, debates with unionists, managers and politicians, beside the regular publication of review “Organizações e Trabalho” (Organization and Work) since 1989. It started the diffusion of a professional culture of sociologists who associate science and their occupation concerning themselves not only with scientific quality, but also with technical competence and social responsibility. At the same time, one could assist to the participation of sociologists in the social and organizational molding of new technologies in order to promote alternative production systems.

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  • Kovács, Ilona & Moniz, António, 2002. "The Sociology of Work and the work of sociologists in Portugal," MPRA Paper 7891, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Oct 2001.
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    1. Moniz, António, 1994. "Hipóteses para uma hibridação de um sistema flexível de produção
      [Hipothesis for a flexible production system hybridation]
      ," MPRA Paper 7192, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Oct 1994.
    2. Moniz, António, 1989. "MODERNIZAÇÃO DA INDÚSTRIA PORTUGUESA: Análise de um inquérito sociológico
      [Modernization of Portuguese Industry: Analysis of a sociological survey]
      ," MPRA Paper 6968, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 1989.
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    Keywords

    sociology of work; labor studies; Portugal;

    JEL classification:

    • J80 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - General
    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General

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