Deontologia e capitalização simbólica na advocacia portuguesa contemporânea

Translated title of the contribution: Deontology and symbolic capital in Portuguese contemporary advocacy

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Bearing on a study about young people that enter Portuguese advocacy, this article goes back to a topic far from contemporary sociology - professional groups' ethic-deontology. Its standpoint is that ethic-deontological arguments allow young lawyers embracing the profession through the "liberal prototype" to build up professional aspirations that favor both a "liberal exercise" and a positive evaluation of their professional situation. This gives rise to a will to acquire symbolic capital in a context of young lawyers in major law firms. It is the ethic-deontological "cut" that prevents the latter, which move away from the liberal model, from having an absolute edge.
Translated title of the contributionDeontology and symbolic capital in Portuguese contemporary advocacy
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)114-145
Number of pages32
JournalAnálise Social
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Advocacy
  • Ethic-deontology
  • Symbolic capital
  • Symbolic hierarchy


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