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CORREA LEITE, Izildo. Novos olhares, novos lugares: por uma política social de combate à pobreza condizente com a construção da cidadania. Convergencia [online]. 2008, vol.15, n.47, pp.73-100. ISSN 2448-5799.

Supported on bibliographical research, the present study is intended to show the importance, for the professionals in the area of Social Policy who are involved in the fight against poverty, of considering some often neglected aspects of such social condition, among which, the social representations of poverty and of the poor and the ways in which such subjects' identity is constituted. This is essential: poverty, in practice, can be faced as a multi-faceted phenomenon; the corresponding social policies may be more effective, reject assistencialism, and promote the protagonism of people assisted; the poor may become subjects entitled to rights; the construction of effective citizenship may advance.

Keywords : social policy; fight against poverty; social representations; identity; citizenship.

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