Transatlantic Dialogues: The Reception of French Sociology in Brazil

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:45
Oral Presentation
Aline MARINHO LOPES, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
The aim of this work is to analyze the reception of French sociology in the Brazilian sociological production of the 1940s and 1960s, trying to understand how authors, themes and concepts from that tradition of thought were read, appropriated and reworked. Taking as a case study the works of Brazilian sociologists Maria Isaura Pereira de Queiroz and Fernando de Azevedo, the paper intends to examine how the circulation and remaking of French sociological ideas contributed for the new syntheses that enriched the discipline. Pereira de Queiroz carried out her university education during the period of the French Mission at the University of São Paulo, and later completed her training in Paris, where she also taught . Fernando de Azevedo played a decisive role in the coming of French teachers to Brazil, having also participated in countless international associations, including in the direction of ISA. The analysis of the trajectories and works of the two authors demonstrates that the Brazilian sociological tradition is part of the global history of sociological thought, which allow us to go beyond the nation-sate as an analytical frame of reference.