Dissertation Abstracts

Effects of social vulnerability: notes about the daily work at a CRAS in the city of São Paulo

Author: Roselene Breda, roselenebreda@gmail.com
Department: Sociology
University: Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Supervisor: Gabriel Feltran
Year of completion: 2016
Language of dissertation: Portuguese

Keywords: Social Assistance , CRAS , social vulnerability , social risk
Areas of Research: Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy , Risk and Uncertainty , Social Indicators


This thesis will cover the government change in the emphasis of the social policies, regarding the overcoming of the sociopolitical conflict, dislocated to its management and control. Using as empirical site of analysis the interactions that processes during the routine of the Campo Limpo CRAS unity, located at the city of São Paulo, and through an ethnographic field research, this work will seek more than a institutional shape, but evidence the day-by-day practical activities of the Brazilian Social Assistance Policy from the contact of the implementer technicians and its users. This writing aim to study the conception of the Brazilian Social Assistance Policy and how it operates in practical senses at the CRAS unity of Campo Limpo at its basic level, from the articulation and handling the notion of social vulnerability by its operators and which effects raise up from it. Also, this study researches the processes that the order is being disputed, the space that is being rebuilded and the National State that is reproducing its categories of legitimacy at the urban peripheries.