Solidarity Bodies: A Storytelling on Workfare and Volunteering Policies [Paperback]

Anna D’Ascenzio (Editor); Stefania Ferraro (Editor)

ISBN: 9788869772290 | Published by: Mimesis International | Series: Sociology | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 160p,
Status: Not yet published - advance orders taken

Solidarity Bodies


This book aims to investigate the phenomenon of volunteering as a workfare event, as a synchronous rewriting of territorial policy and advocacy, according to the principles of risk and border. The two terms, as a solid sociological category, shed light on the material and semantic shift of European welfare. The assumption of this survey is that the field of volunteering is the result of distinctive and discriminatory practices and forces produced by the individuals who participate in it as volunteers. Aside from endorsing a corporate-style discourse, they seem to animate and be animated by populist impulses. These impulses will be deconstructed through the sociological criteria of ‘risk’ and ‘border’.

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