This project, which is part of a theoretical framework that links concepts of the sociology of work and the craftsman's savoir-faire, aims to investigate what are the peculiar characteristics of the craftwork and identify indicators that differentiate them from the industrial work. In this research, we are going to start from the premise that the casualization of the labor force into the capitalist structure occurs, as shown by several studies, because the worker is immersed in a universe whose values and management principles lead to physical and mental exhaustion. In this case, the craftwork emerges as one of the possible alternatives that promote healthier working condition. To confirm or refute this premise, we are going to analyze two categories of craftsmen living in Brazil - the luthier and glassmaker. From the contact with these master craftsmen, that will be conducted through interviews and critical dialogues with key concepts of the sociology of work, will be possible to conclude if the craftsmen supported by the peculiarities of artisanal savoir-faire, are fully or partially exempt from the precarious work inserted into the capitalist system.
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