Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais
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ORTIZ, Renato. The social sciences and the diversity of accents. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.78, pp.7-24. ISSN 1806-9053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69092012000100001.
This article takes a classic theme in the social sciences in Latin America: the relationship between domestic development (national) and external influences. It is, however, a recommencement that introduces the problem of the sociological thinking in the context of the globalization of culture. In this sense, to escape the dichotomy between national thinking and cosmopolitan thinking, the author proposes that the social sciences are a language with different accents. There is not, therefore, a universal core (thus identified with theories produced in Europe or the United States) and a regional knowledge, identified with the so-called peripheral countries.
Keywords : Modernity; Sociological theory; Globalization; Eurocentrism.