Dissertation Abstracts

Interest and virtue: the brazilian modernist sociology

Author: Martins, Maro Lara, marolara@gmail.com
Department: Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos (IESP)
University: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
Supervisor: Luiz Werneck Vianna
Year of completion: 2013
Language of dissertation: Portuguese

Areas of Research: Theory , History of Sociology , Historical and Comparative Sociology


The object of this thesis is brazilian modernist sociology in 1930s . Firstly, entered in the general settings of the term modernist sociology in relation to its insertion in the history and development of social sciences in Brazil. Secondly, discusses the writing support this kind of interpretation favored: the essay. Thirdly, it linked the worlds of culture and politics in the training of Brazilian modernism and its direct overlap with the flowering of modernist sociology. And finally settled interpretation of the main themes and arguments presented and discussed in sociology modernist 1930s. Accordingly, this work concerns: the creation of a peripheral sociological tradition to the world-system, proposing the creation of a history of Brazilian sociology, multiple and dynamic, which takes into account the different immersions proposed by each thinking style; the constitution of the trial to support writing and submission of ideas connected to the position and intellectual experience of Latin America in general and Brazil in particular; an expansion of the concept of modernism and its relation to peripheral social theory; the process of Brazilian modernization and its intimate relationship with modernism; the construction of an interpretation of the second order, that allows to interpret the social theory and modernist sociology arising from the dual perspective of chronotope comprised: time and space; the characterization of modernist sociology from designing semantic cartography and figuration, as permeable to the analysis of the texts discussed.

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