Sociology Transformed

Sociology in Brazil

A Brief Institutional and Intellectual History

Authors: Domingos Cordeiro, Veridiana, Neri, Hugo

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  • Offers the first complete history in English of sociology in Brazil
  • Highlights the political and institutional changes that were fundamental to the development of sociology in Brazil
  • Presents new research and analysis that maps new developments in Brazilian sociology, publications and centers of production, using qualitative and quantitative data
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This book provides an overview of the institutional and intellectual development of sociology in Brazil from the early 1900s to the present day; through military coups, dictatorships and democracies. It charts the profound impact of sociology on Brazilian public life and how, in turn, upheavals in the history of the country and its universities affected its scientific agenda. This engaging account highlights the extent of the discipline’s colonial inheritance, its early institutionalization in São Paulo, and its congruent rise and fall during repeated regime changes. The authors’ analysis draws on original research that maps the concentration of research interests, new developments, publications and centers of production in Brazilian sociology, using qualitative and quantitative data. It concludes with a reflection on the potential impact of the recent far-right turn in Brazilian politics on the future of the discipline. This book contributes a valuable country study to the history of sociology and will appeal to a range of social scientists in addition to scholars of disciplinary historiography, intellectual and Brazilian history.

About the authors

Veridiana Domingos Cordeiro is a researcher at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her current research focuses on social theory, memory, identity and narratives.
Hugo Neri is a researcher at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His current research focuses on social theory, sociology of intellectuals, common sense, and risk.


Reviews

“In a country marked by colonization, slavery, late industrialization and immense social inequality, sociology found fertile ground to understand how societies develop in peripheral conditions. Cordeiro and Neri show how this rich sociological tradition began its institutional trajectory in the early twentieth century and its subsequent contribution to the global sociology.” (Carlos Sell, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

“The book presents a new and long-overdue account of Brazilian sociology. It is an insightful book of Sociology in a developing country and a milestone for further studies.” (Gehard Preyer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

“Cordeiro’s and Neri’s Sociology in Brazil is an impressive attempt at demonstrating the existence of significant sociological traditions outside European and American sociology.” (Helmut Staubmann, Professor for Social Theory and Cultural Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Domingos Cordeiro, Veridiana (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Before the 1930s—Interpreting the Nation State: Sociological Imagination in a Pre-institutionalized Context

    Domingos Cordeiro, Veridiana (et al.)

    Pages 7-20

  • 1930s–1940s—Institutionalizing Sociology: The Settlement of an Academic and Scientific Environment

    Domingos Cordeiro, Veridiana (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

  • 1950s–1960s: Sociology in a Golden Era of Consolidation

    Domingos Cordeiro, Veridiana (et al.)

    Pages 31-51

  • 1964–1985: The Dictatorship and the Jeopardizing Social Sciences

    Domingos Cordeiro, Veridiana (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 49,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10438-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociology in Brazil
Book Subtitle
A Brief Institutional and Intellectual History
Authors
Series Title
Sociology Transformed
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10439-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10439-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10438-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 111
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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