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.

The Foundations of a New Issue: Gender, Human Rights and Memory1

The Foundations of a New Issue: Gender, Human Rights and Memory1

The Foundations of a New Issue: Gender, Human Rights and Memory
Elizabeth Jelin

I propose to trace the conceptual and historical background of the emergence of the concern for human rights, social memory and gender in the social sciences in Latin America. The search, that will take us from the mid-twentieth century until the turn of the century, has the objective of showing that the developments of these fields were not independent of each other; they took place in an interrelated manner, and implied a paradigmatic change that challenged the prevailing perspectives in the social sciences of the region. Furthermore, their origins were not predominantly a process internal to the ...

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