Sociology of Work


Regarding the sociology of work, our research emphasizes developing a socially constructed perspective of work with multiple manifestations in contemporary societies. In this sense, we advocate a conception of work that goes beyond the double adjectives as formal and salaried, including other logics and variants, such as precarious work, informal work, autonomous work, associative work and the popular economy. Likewise, in line with the most up-to-date contributions, we stop not only on its objective but also subjective dimensions, including variants such as interactive work, emotional work, aesthetic work, volunteer work and care work. My research on sex work or the work of priests is understood from these emphases. A second line of work refers to the discussion and reflection on the links between labor policies, employment policies and social inclusion policies, observing the trends that underlie them according to contemporary debates (workfare, Universal Basic Income , etc.). Likewise, and in close connection with the thematic field of solidarity economies, we focus especially on the various variants of associative, cooperative and self-managed work. In these matters, the aim is to inquire about the determining factors for the constitution and development of solidarity economy enterprises, that is, enterprises characterized by the centrality of associative work and economic cooperation (Factor C, according to Razeto).