Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Solidaria e Innovación Socioecológica (2019-12-01)

WOMEN, WORK AND SELF-MANAGEMENT IN THE FIELD OF THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY IN THE PROVINCE OF SANTA FE, ARGENTINA

  • Marta Sanchez Miñarro

DOI
https://doi.org/10.33776/riesise.v2i1.3721
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 1

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The purpose of this article is to provide an analytical approach to the issue of women and their role, often invisible, in family, neighborhood and local economies, especially in Latin America, based on the observation of the dynamics of urban self-management entrepreneurships of the city of Rosario (Santa Fe, Argentina) in its link with municipal public policy. We start from the verification of the predominance (in number, prominence and participation) of Rosario women who are linked to the Municipality from their ideas and projects, with respect to their male peers. With this premise as our main concern, this work will show some first results in terms of revaluation of women’s work, in an integral sense, indicating some guidelines that allow even thinking of “care work” on cooperative and professionalized basis. On the other hand, the identification of cooperation, mutual aid and reciprocity practices among Rosario’s women, allow us to explore and develop the potential of these economic and social capital schemes, in pursuit of greater economic autonomy for women, in gradual transit from a popular economy to a social and solidarity economy

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