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GUIMARAES, Sonia M K. Change at work: Brazil and Portugal.Translated byEurídice Baumgarten. Sociologias [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1517-4522.

The article aims at presenting some general ideas on the changes at work, after more than two decades of its beginning. To illustrate the arguments, recent studies focusing on different aspects of the subject, carried out by Brazilian and Portuguese researchers in their respective contexts, are examined. In spite of the diversity of objects of study, there is some convergence regarding the conclusions: the studies emphasize the heterogeneity and diversity of the work situations, at the same time, they point out to situations that would be better characterized by "ambiguity". This article's conclusion suggest that the current analyses on the changes at work tend to apprehend the complexity of the new reality, abandoning the dualist perspectives that prevailed in the years 1980  and the beginning of the 1990s.

Keywords : Changes at Work; Brazil; Portugal.

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