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Building the collective at times of precarity: precarious labour and its countermovements

Descrizione del progetto

Lavoro precario e cambiamento sociale

Con l’aumento della concorrenza globale, il mercato del lavoro spesso predilige accordi di lavoro informali e temporanei. Questa mancanza di lavoro stabile o di reddito costante si chiama precarietà, che caratterizza gran parte della forza lavoro in tutto il mondo. Il progetto COLLECTITUDE, finanziato dall’UE, si propone di studiare la relazione esistente tra precarizzazione e trasformazione sociale. Un’analisi comparativa concentrata sul settore dell’edilizia (alto livello di lavoratori non qualificati e poco retribuiti) e sull’industria creativa (altamente qualificata ma con lavoro instabile) sarà condotta in Portogallo. Il progetto approfondirà l’economia politica della precarizzazione, i suoi effetti sul sostentamento e in che modo le economie sociali e di solidarietà possano evolversi in condizioni di lavoro precarie. I risultati faranno avanzare le conoscenze sul futuro del lavoro.

Obiettivo

The COLLECTITUDE project aims to analyse current andThe COLLECTITUDE project aims to analyse current and future transformations in the world of work at times of precarity, by researching the relationship between precarisation, on the one hand, and agency and social change, on the other, developing a new analytical perspective that is able to articulate this double movement and to capture both national and transnational social processes underway. It will address this double movement by focusing on the case of Portugal and by undertaking a comparative analysis of two professional groups that occupy a specific space in current models of capitalism, assuming a set of common trends throughout various countries, while representing two distinct sectors of the workforce: the construction industry, a labour-intensive sector, whose jobs are mostly unskilled, low-wage and insecure; and the creative industry, whose work is highly qualified, though intermittent and often unprotected. The project will be developed at a civil society organisation (A3S) and proposes an interdisciplinary, participatory and multi-method approach, involving a systematic process of progressive focusing: collection and analysis of quantitative macro data; ethnography of project work, based on participant observation and in-depth interviews; document analysis; and focus groups. The project will investigate: a) the political economy of precarity, and its relation with project work; b) the relationship between the precariousness of work and the precarity of livelihoods; c) how collective agency and different initiatives of social and solidarity economy unfold under precarious forms of labour; d) paths of intervention, updating the debates on the welfare state models. The final purpose is to advance knowledge on the futures of work and the future of social Europe, developing an analytical model for framing precarious work and collective agency and a social agenda for shaping the futures of work and society.

Coordinatore

ASSOCIACAO A3S
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 159 815,04
Indirizzo
RUA DA VILARINHA 876 1 DRT
4100 512 PORTO
Portogallo

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Tipo di attività
Other
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 159 815,04