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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.

New Players Came on Stage – São Paulo Workers’ Experiences, Language, and Struggles (1970–1980)1
New Players Came on Stage – São Paulo Workers’ Experiences, Language, and Struggles (1970–1980)
Eder Sader
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I started this study wondering about the meaning and scope of the changes that occurred in popular classes’ behavior in the country’s political life, particularly in São Paulo. First, I looked at some facts that I deemed evident: the number of votes that the MDB2 received in every election since 1974 (Lamounier, 1980; Lamounier and Cardoso, 1978), the diffusion of popular movements’ characteristics in neighborhoods surrounding the Greater São Paulo area, the creation of the so-called ‘Cost-of-Living Movement’,3 the increase in union groups protesting the ministerial tutelary structure, the emergence ...

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