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PINHO, Osmundo de Araújo  and  FIGUEIREDO, Ângela. Misplaced ideas and the place of the black in the brazilian social sciences. Estud. afro-asiát. [online]. 2002, vol.24, n.1, pp.189-210. ISSN 1678-4650.

This article discusses, based on the controversy caused by Bourdieu and Wacquant's article "On the Cunning of Imperialist Reason", some aspects of the debate on Brazilian racial relations based on two specific questions: 1) the formation of the scientific field as historically and socially determined; 2) the coloniality of the power/knowledge that seems to define the national intellectual conscience with a feeling of inadequacy. This inadequacy, a historical mark of the national intellectual conscience, has already been explained as a result of the Brazil's peripheral insertion in the global capitalism. The authors intend to point out some parameters to the reconsideration of the discussion about the introduction of "foreign" categories inside the corpus of the sociological reflection about blacks in Brazil.

Keywords : scientific field; ideological criticism; coloniality of power; sociology of blacks in Brazil.

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