A1 Journal article (refereed)
Radical Experiences of Portuguese Social Workers in the Vanguard of the 1974 Revolution (2019)

Silva, P. G. (2019). Radical Experiences of Portuguese Social Workers in the Vanguard of the 1974 Revolution. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 30(3), 239-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/10428232.2019.1641008

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Silva, Pedro Gabriel

Journal or series: Journal of Progressive Human Services

ISSN: 1042-8232

eISSN: 1540-7616

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 30

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 239-259

Publisher: Routledge

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10428232.2019.1641008

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This article focuses on the contribution of social workers to the Portuguese democratic transition in the 1970s. Their involvement in urban social mobilizations and in the cooperative movement will offer a perspective on the participation of social workers alongside the Revolutionary process and how they, through engaging with social mobilization, grass-roots initiatives and socio-political activism deployed practices consistent with radical social work frames. It is argued that the Revolution provided the structural conditions for social workers to engage with radical practice and that their intervention constituted a form of agency for socio-political transformation while influencing professional self-representations and professional agency.

Keywords: revolutions; democratisation; social work; social workers; social movements; activism; agrarian society; urbanisation

Free keywords: revolution; radical social work; social movements; agrarian reform; Portugal

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1

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