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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.

A Critical Introduction to Brazilian Sociology: Canned Sociology versus Dynamic Sociology1
A Critical Introduction to Brazilian Sociology: Canned Sociology versus Dynamic Sociology
Alberto Guerreiro Ramos

The best way of doing science is by beginning with real life or basing it on the need to respond to the challenges of reality. Following this rule, I propose to deal here with the problems of Brazilian sociology, by expanding the analysis of a case that occurred in the II Latin-American Congress of Sociology, held in Rio and São Paulo, between 10 to 17 July 1953. As Chairman of the Commission of National and Regional Structures, I submitted a document to that event containing the following recommendations:

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