50CIAIS Project: Five Decades of Resistance, Empiricism and Transdisciplinarity from Ceará Sociological Thought.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 16:00
Oral Presentation
Fernando NOBRE CAVALCANTE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Brazil
Bruno RIBEIRO, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
This article is the result of a transdiciplinary project of multi-media recording of the memory of a regional sociological thought of a Brazilian state in the context of extreme struggles, inequalities and conflicting power relations. The 1970s represents an embryonic turn to the collective thinking of sociologists who decided to base their struggles, thoughts and voices of resistance in the epistemology of the South in choosing the state of Ceará to live to live and formulate your thoughts. This decade also represents the significant strength of Latin American sociological thought in the midst of the dictatorial military regime dictatorship in Brazil. The Journal of Social Sciences (“Revista de Ciências Sociais”), launched in 1970, as well as the creation of the Postgraduate Program in Sociology of the Federal University of Ceará in 1976 was the beginning of resistance, struggle and the creation of a peculiar identity of what this work considers as “sociology of Ceará”.long this time, could it be considered that there is an identity of thought of a “Ceará sociology”? Methodologically it was made quantitative research with the identification of thematic principias debated year after year in the Journal of Social Sciences, as well as qualitative research interviews with sociologists who participated collected from the foundations of the main academic intitutions the state of Ceará. Authors like Karl Mannheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Norbert Elias, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Thomas Luckmann, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Peter Berger and Bruno Latour are debated according to the thematic has been explored in the interviews. Traces of resistance, strong empiricism and transdisciplinarity can be seen from Ceará sociological thought. The “50ciais project” demonstrates that visual sociology through audiovisual techniques is an important way of the record of the history of struggle of the construction of the Brazilian sociology.