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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.

Understanding Historical and Contemporary Debate in Latin American Sociology: Enlightening Paths
Understanding Historical and Contemporary Debate in Latin American Sociology: Enlightening Paths
Raquel Sosa Elízaga

Latin American Sociology has been transformed by the rhythm of regional experience: it is full of sudden assaults due to continuous political and economic instability; frequently overwhelmed by constant crises induced both by business associations and government practices; permanently dominated by foreign interests; and questioned by the growing pressure of populations that accumulate grievances and disagreements. Our region is torn by constantly repeated and aggravated tensions: basically, those resulting from its submission to economic policies dictated by international corporations and organisms, from which very small and authoritarian elites of power benefit. Almost the entire logic of ...

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