Occupazione, profitto e capabilities in una professione tradizionalmente femminile

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Abstract

This essay aims to make a survey of the studies that in Italy, since the 1960s, have dealt with the theme of social work and one's gender identity. To this end, a desk analysis and a literature review are carried out on the issue of employment levels of social workers which inevitably intersects with that of gender. Underlying the employment issue is the much more thorny one of role positioning in the work organization charts of professionals.The critical thematization of gender mainstreaming as a policy making strategy intersects, in fact, the relationship between democracy and power, together with the repercussions and practical implications that are connected to the issue of inequalities in the global labor market and in working contexts.The attempt made is to highlight how the strategic value of collective well-being necessarily passes through a traditionally female profession exercised through gender capabilities of which social workers are carriers. And this evidence - numerical (80% of social workers are women) and methodological-procedural (exercise of care, taking charge, empathy and strategies of empowerment of the person) - does not yet allow us to affirm that the profession of the social worker be a unisex craft.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteCura, relazione, professione: questioni di genere nel servizio sociale. Il contributo italiano al dibattito internazionale
Pagine43-63
Numero di pagine21
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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NomeCONDIVISIONE DEL SAPERE NEL SERVIZIO SOCIALE, COLLANA DELLA FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE ASSISTENTI SOCIALI/FNAS

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