Sandra Korman Dib e Carolina G. de S. Dias
Local de publicação:
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
The emergence of contemporary society relates to profound changes in all spheres of human life. Not only the economic and political structures have changed, causing the world to globalize; in social scale, such changes meant a shift in a wide range of relations that thread and organize social life – political, moral / ethical, interpersonal, etc. This paper concerns the changes that affected the young in regard to their relation with the labor market. It identifies key-changes that affect mostly the young’s understanding of the labor market and mobilization to enter the workforce, and questions naturalized ideologies and legitimate models that frame the development of the individual in its psychological, social and political aspects. It argues that through institutionalized relations such ideologies and models distort the young’s perception of socio-political reality, and by privatizing the means it dissociates the construction of a career from the construction of society. Finally, it proposes a new understanding of career planning as a policy to re-articulate professional engagement and social change, a set of experiences through which the young can recognize (and build) themselves as complete individuals – human, social, political, moral, etc.