Hacia un trabajo social contrahegemónico : autoetnografiando resistencias en Atención Social Primaria del Ayuntamiento de Madrid

Supervised by:
  1. Andrés Arias Astray Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 01 April 2022

  1. Esteban Sánchez Moreno Chair
  2. María Carmen Peñaranda Cólera Secretary
  3. Santa Lázaro Fernández Committee member
  4. María Carmen Arenas Carbellido Committee member
  5. Vicenta Rodríguez Martín Committee member

Type: Thesis


The purpose of this research work has been to make an approximation to the resistance exercises carried out by the social workers of Primary Social Care of the Madrid City Council, understanding these as those counter-behaviors that challenge the hegemonic order from the identification of maneuver margins, spaces of action or professional discretion and that seek to oppose the established order without losing their position, constituted by expression, often silent or barely perceived as a rumor, that runs in the key of recovery of one's own power, of generation of capacities to reencounter insolidarity with other organized (or not) that now resist and that trace new paths and lines of flight through which desire emerges, the current, the novelty and that allow to give another meaning to the hegemonic interventions carried out from a neoliberal logic. For this, the methodology used has been autoethnography as a particular form of writing where ethnographic and autobiographical intentions are combined from a narrative description, focusing on my own life circumstances and on my own experiences in relation to daily resistance in Primary Social Care of the Madrid City Council to know and understand a greater sociocultural phenomenon. According to the study carried out, it is concluded that social workers "shape" social intervention in its implementation in the front line, being precisely there where acts of resistance can develop against neoliberal rationality.