Sociology and Social Job: Kaleidoscopic Points of views of Social Reality. Toward an integrated and complex type of analysis
Clara Cruz Santos
Helena Neves Almeida
University of Coimbra
In the following paragraphs we will endeavour to discuss the specificities and connexions between Social Function and Sociology, conceiving the opportunity to exceed sterile oppositions and to create an synthetic and functional integrated style by the assemblage, without retention, of the two disciplines. Actually many traditions and styles in Sociology, particularly in the Sociology of Action and Critical Sociology, have written for a critical wondering of the contemporary Social Job professional practice, namely regarding the processes and strategies of social control plus the paradox fundamental the dissociation between the theoretical-philosophical assumptions of Social Operate and its actual practice, usually with paternalistic and ordre outlines. On the other hand, some points of views of Cultural Work, exclusively on what concerns the comprehension and evaluation of social policies and cultural needs, have an important position in the (re)construction of sociological analytical points of views. Following this kind of assumptions, we will discuss, in the initially part of the document, the inductive and methodological crossings among Social Work and Sociology, in order to consider, in the second part, the probabilities and pertinence of an osmotic and truly interdisciplinary model integrating the two disciplines.
Keywords: Cultural Work; Sociology; Complementary Version
1 . Intro: The kaleidoscopic Frame
The comprehension of inequalities, of its strength elements and of the diffusion and processing processes is inscribed because an essential component of the political and professional project of Social Job. This way interpersonal work refuses its lowering to a " social technologyвЂќ and consolidates a unique deductive perspective apparent in your mediation among the list of different numbers of comprehension and action. Alternatively, the representation produced in the gist of Social Work, namely in the comprehension of the more vulnerable people, groups and communities requirements, as well as in the comprehension from the real influence of cultural policies, can not be overlooked as an important element in the (re)construction of the assumptive and axiological Sociology perspectives. This responses of educational fluxes is important to both equally disciplines and really figure out them we ought to withdraw from your unfinished, continual and frequently clean and sterile debate about the specificities of Sociology and Social Work towards a more constructive story about the possible techniques for collaborating, smartly using their potential in the request about more effective and logical social and political involvement mechanisms, relative to the increase and growing difficulty of the modern social concerns. The metaphor of the kaleidoscope1 illustrates, from this paper, the position regarding the various viewpoints about the partnership between Sociable Work and Sociology. We expect that the mix of their theoretical spaces and analysis of society, their problems and potentialities will certainly produce, from this sense, a holistic vision with combined and multifaceted blood pressure measurements, resulting in innovative contributes to cultural thought and action2. As with a kaleidoscope, the contributes present in every single structure (mirror), stemming coming from Sociology or Social Function, will produce a new construction of sociable action and intervention (lights/optics) capable of producing an effective actions in social and politics terms (forms). To construct this kind of argumentative framework we arranged this article in two interrelated axes. Initially, we can discuss those times of synthetic intersection among Social Work and Sociology so that, within a second a part of methodological (re)construction, we can present a however embryonary proposal of an interdisciplinary model which may...
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