Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas 2018-07-31T15:22:35+01:00 Luís Capucha Open Journal Systems <p><em>Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas</em> is a scientific journal whose main purpose is to publish sociological analysis articles resulting from original research, the development of theory, or thematic evaluation. It also accepts papers from other social science areas, where there is an interdisciplinary interest. It is directed towards an international audience, publishing articles in Portuguese, English Spanish and French, by authors from various countries. The journal's editorial stance is governed by principles of scientific quality, paradigmatic pluralism and social relevance. It aims to ensure that the articles published make a significant contribution to the advance of knowledge. Articles submitted for publication undergo a blind independent review by at least two recognised specialists drawn from a range of countries.The journal Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas was established in 1986, since when it has been published without interruption. 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Professions under suspicion: what role for professional ethics and commitment in contemporary societies? 2018-07-31T15:22:30+01:00 Teresa Carvalho Tiago Correia Helena Serra <p>The rising distrust and the surveillance over expert knowledge highlights how the professions and societies maintain a paradoxical relationship: the latter both needs as much as it suspects the former. This tension requires a sociological reading able to clarify the role of ethics and professional commitments. This constitutes the underlying thread for this thematic dossier. Within its scope, readers shall encounter theoretical and empirical contribution that enable a better interpretation of the relationships between professions and societies and thereby better grasping the processes that generically frame the ideas around the suspicion of the professions.</p> ##submission.copyrightStatement## Professions today: self-criticism and reflections for the future 2018-07-31T15:22:31+01:00 Magali Sarfatti Larson <p>This article revisits my 1977 work&nbsp;<em>The Rise of Professionalism</em>, outlining what I now believe was wrong in my book and what I think may still be useful in order to move on to some ideas about the present situation. One of the predominant questions is whether we should completely merge the study of professions with that of knowledge-based occupations. And if we accept that the age of experts has entirely supplanted the former public life of trustee professions, what consequences derive? What trends will future research need to consider? These tentative and incomplete ideas should be read as calls for further research.</p> ##submission.copyrightStatement## Professions in turbulent times: changes, challenges and opportunities 2018-07-31T15:22:32+01:00 Julia Evetts <p>The sociological analysis of professional work has differentiated professionalism as a special means of organizing work and controlling workers and in contrast to the hierarchical, bureaucratic and managerial controls of industrial and commercial organizations. But professional work is changing and being changed. The need to reconnect professional occupations and professional organizations is identified and the challenges this presents to professionalism as a normative value which implies occupational control of the work practices and procedures. The opportunities presented for professionals working in organizations are also indicated.</p> ##submission.copyrightStatement## Neo-Weberianism and changing state-profession relations: the case of Canadian health care 2018-07-31T15:22:32+01:00 Tracey L. Adams Mike Saks <p>Professions now operate in a more critical modern Western societal context. This has typically led to a major political challenge by the state to the self-regulation of such groups. It is argued, though, that the reasons for this are more complex than a knee-jerk reaction to the growing number of emerging professional scandals. Accordingly, tools are provided from a neo-Weberian perspective to analyse changes in state-profession relations — bringing state actors to the fore in a novel way. Their application is illustrated mainly through a case study of Canadian health profession regulation.</p> ##submission.copyrightStatement## The sociology of prudential activities: from collective commitment to social innovations 2018-07-31T15:22:33+01:00 Florent Champy <p>Former research has drawn attention to the specificities of “prudential activities”, for which irreducible uncertainties require special attention to the concrete cases professionals handle and availability for special deliberations on sensitive cases. Based on empirical research on architects and doctors, this article aims at making it clear what prudential activities are and at presenting three interrelated research programs: on collective commitments of professionals as a consequence of practical wisdom, on increasing barriers to practical wisdom, and on social innovations aiming at overcoming these barriers. New light is being shed on well-known evolutions of work contexts: namely bureaucracy, and demand for objectivity and performance.</p> ##submission.copyrightStatement## Associative management and organizational sustainability: the case of the wastepickers´ cooperatives of Buenos Aires city 2018-07-31T15:22:34+01:00 Johanna Maldovan Bonelli <p>Este artículo analiza la problemática de la sustentabilidad organizacional en experiencias de trabajo asociado, a partir de un estudio de caso realizado en cooperativas de cartoneros que operan en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, en el período 2007-2012. Se propone la noción de “doble sustentabilidad” como herramienta conceptual que permite abordar la tensión permanente en la que se encuentra la reproducción ampliada de estas experiencias. Para ello se abordan las regulaciones estatales y de mercado que pesan sobre la actividad del reciclaje y las organizaciones cartoneras; así como las prácticas, vínculos y recursos movilizados que, en la construcción cotidiana de la asociatividad, habilitan y limitan el sostenimiento de estas cooperativas.</p> 2018-07-17T12:57:18+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Review: Review: Justiça Juvenil. A Lei, os Tribunais e a (In)Visibilidade do Crime no Feminino [João Pedroso, Paula Casaleiro e Patrícia Branco, 2017, Porto, Vida Económicaa] 2018-07-31T15:22:34+01:00 Sílvia Gomes <p>-</p> 2018-07-17T13:25:57+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##