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Key Texts for Latin American Sociology

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July 2019 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Key Texts for Latin American Sociology comprises translations of key texts from the Latin American Sociology canon. It is the first book to curate and then translate these key texts into English, bringing together texts from leading sociologists in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bolivia, and Uruguay, to provide comprehensive coverage of a wide range of issues in Latin American Sociology.

By drawing attention to embedded issues such as development, inequalities, oppression and representation, the key texts approach sociology in its most authentic terms: as a means of understanding and committing to social change.

The result of five years of collaboration between colleagues from 15 Latin American Countries, this volume was conceived at a workshop in Mendoza in 2013, where the scientific committee discussed the difference between “classics” and “key-texts” in Latin American sociology.
 
INTRODUCTORY STUDY - Latin American Sociology: a centennial regional tradition, by Fernanda Beigel (Argentina)
 
SECTION ONE : FOUNDING PROBLEMS
 
Chapter 1: Founding problems and institutionalization of Sociology in Latin America, by Jorge Rovira-Mas (Universidad de Costa Rica)
 
Chapter 2: Alberto Guerreiro Ramos (Brazil)A Critical Introduction to Brazilian Sociology: Canned Sociology versus Dynamic Sociology BC by Joao Maia Elhert (Brazil)
 
Chapter 3: Orlando Fals Borda (Colombia) Theoretical-Practical Experiences: General Working Guidelines on Participatory Action Research (PAR). BC by Juan Piovani (Argentina).
 
Chapter 4: Aníbal Quijano (Perú) Of Don Quixote and Windmills in Latin America, BC by Claudio Pinheiro (Brazil)
 
Chapter 5: Edelberto Torres Rivas (Guatemala-Costa Rica) On the Pessimism in the Social Sciences. BC by Sergio Villena-Fiengo(Costa Rica)
 
Chapter 6: Elizabeth Jelin (Argentina) The foundations of a new issue: gender, human rights and memory BC by Teresa Valdés Echenique(Chile).
 
SECTION TWO : HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY DEBATES
 
Chapter 7: Understanding historical and contemporary debate in Latin American Sociology: enlightening paths by Raquel Sosa Elízaga (México)
 
Chapter 8: Sergio Bagu (México-Argentina) Building theory BC by Pablo de Marinis (Argentina)
 
Chapter 9: René Zavaleta (Bolivia) The plaint of the excedent. BC Oscar Vega Camacho (Bolivia)
 
Chapter 10: Arturo Escobar (Colombia). Development (Again) in Question: Trends in Critical Debates on Capitalism, Development and Modernity in Latin America. BC by Irene Piedrahíta Arcila (Colombia)
 
Chapter 11: Bolívar Echeverría (Ecuador-México) The 'American' Modernity. BC by Márgara Millán (México)
 
SECTION THREE : SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INEQUALITIES
 
Chapter 12: Inequality, Inequalities by Nadya Araujo Guimaraes (Brazil)
 
Chapter 13: José Carlos Mariátegui (Perú) The problem of race: Approaching the Issue. BC by José Carlos Mariátegui-Ezeta and Javier Mariátegui Chiappe (Perú).
 
Chapter 14: Florestan Fernandes (Brazil) The Weight of the Past . BC by Antonio Sergio Guimaraes (Brazil).
 
Chapter 15: Rodolfo Stavenhagen (México) The dynamics of Inter-ethnic relations: classes, colonialism and acculturation BC by Francisco Zapata (México)
 
Chapter 16: José Nun (Argentina) Marginality and Social Exclusion (Fragments). BC by Gabriel Kessler (Argentina)
 
Chapter 17: Marina Ariza and Orlandina de Oliveira (México) Families in transition and conceptual frameworks in redefinition. BC by Brigida García (México).
 
SECTION FOUR : IDENTITIES, ACTORS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
 
Chapter 18: Latin American Perspectives on Social Movements Research by Breno Bringel (Brazil)
 
Chapter 19: Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (Bolivia) Ch’ixinakax utxiwa. A Reflection on the Practices and Discourses of Decolonization, BC by Maristella Svampa (Argentina)
 
Chapter 20: Eder Sader (Brasil) When new actors arrived on the scene BC by Maria da Gloria Gohn (Brasil).
 
Chapter 21: Virginia Vargas (Perú) Latin American feminisms in transit to the new millenium BC by Susana Rostignol (Uruguay)
 
Chapter 22: Enrique de la Garza Toledo (México) Trade Union models in Latin America, before and after BC by Patricia Collado (Argentina)
 
SECTION FIVE : STATE, SOCIETY AND POLITICS
 
Chapter 23: Politics, State and society in Latin American Sociology: a partial introduction by Manuel Antonio Garretón (Chile)
 
Chapter 24: Suzy Castor (Haiti) The secular roots of a difficult nation-building. BC by Patricia Funes (Argentina)
 
Chapter 25: Ernesto Laclau (Argentina-UK) The populist drift and the latin american center-left BC by Paula Biglieri (Argentina)
 
Chapter 26: Guillermo O’Donnell (Argentina-US) On certain aspects of the crisis of State. BC by Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida (Brazil).
 
Chapter 27: Bernardo Sorj (Brazil) Political activism in the Era of the internet. BC by Carlos Ruiz Encina (Chile)

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