Solidarity, volunteering and care: motivations, practices and social impact of moral economies in a crisis context

Leading researcher: Fernanda Rivas Oliveira
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Type of project: Doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Solidarity | Humanitarism | Moral economy


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BD/93795/2013
Starting date: 01-11-14

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Abstract

Nowadays in Portugal, social life is going through situations of broad social and economic absence, arising from the impact of current austerity measures. This project will analyse the new practices in force in the public sphere, which constitute a resilient process seeking to overcome the detrimental effects of the crisis and exceptional situations (Agamben, 2004), and social emergence in the context of moral economy. In this way, innovative exchange, solidarity and care markets are developing, in an attempt to find solutions to the basic requirements of those most in need. Vigour within the solidarity economy (Thompson, 1998) has been renewed, searching for alternatives to the inefficient responses of the Welfare State (which is in prominent failure) in the name of the Welfare Society (Santos, 1993). In order to understand how these processes are constituted in everyday life, through which people tackle situations of necessity, I will analyse solidarity projects in Lisbon, Évora and Setúbal, which offer basic assets and proximity services (Laville, 2010).

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub106*Antónia Pedroso de LimaSupervisorproj88*Solidarity, volunteering and care: motivations, practices and social impact of moral economies in a crisis contextDoctoral researchOngoing
pub392*Fernanda Rivas OliveiraResearch scholarproj88*Solidarity, volunteering and care: motivations, practices and social impact of moral economies in a crisis contextDoctoral researchOngoing
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