By Edmar M. Braga Filho, Leonel Salgueiro and Raphael Lebigre
We had the pleasure of interviewing Margaret Abraham, current President of International Sociological Association (ISA). Last year, she came to Brazil to participate in a series of academic events, and Circuito Acadêmico couldn’t have missed this unique opportunity. We discussed topics about circulation of knowledge, gender inequality and activism in the social sciences. Have a look at the interview and enjoy the reading! Continuar lendo Sociology in a tumultuous world. Interview with ISA President, Margaret Abraham
By Edmar Machado, Leonel Salgueiro and Raphael Lebigre,
We are delighted to introduce the Humans of Humanities, a new project of Circuito Academico. In Humans of Humanities we discuss the difficulties, the pros and cons of the sociologists’ everyday practice, and the challenges of the professional career. To do this, we will hold interviews with sociologists around the world, trying to reach different realities and points of view about the profession. As first interviewee, we are honored to introduce Michael Burawoy, professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Continuar lendo Humans of Humanities – Interview with Michael Burawoy
By Raphael Lebigre
Translated by Renata Paiva
It is undeniable that in the contemporary world, capitalism was first understood in its complexity, in the fields of economy, history and social sciences, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, in the 19th century.
I propose, by mentioning the Latin-American authors Carlos Mariátegui, Caio Prado Jr. and Florestan Fernandes, that Marxism was historically important for the epistemological readjustment of the social sciences in Latin America. For that, I will limit myself to the end of XIX and to the beginning of XX generations, who lived the start of the development of Latin-American Nation-States and experienced some nationalist governments in the continent. Continuar lendo Marxisms and sociological autonomy in Latin America
By Edmar M. Braga Filho
One of the main topics we have discussed in Circuito Acadêmico is the question of inequality on production and circulation of knowledge. Last year, Iranian sociologist Ladan Rahbari published an article that deals with this matter, Peripheral position in social theory. Limitations of social research and dissertation writing in Iran, and was reviewed here. Rahbari gave us an interview by e-mail, clarifying some of the topics addressed in her article, including the external limitations faced by Iranian social scientists, and the articulation local/global. The Portuguese version could be found here . Enjoy the reading!
Continuar lendo Challenges of social sciences in the periphery. Interview with Iranian sociologist Ladan Rahbari