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BOTELHO, André. Past and future of interpretations of the nation. Tempo soc. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.1, pp. 47-66. ISSN 0103-2070. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-20702010000100003.
This article aims to problematize the vision of Brazilian essayism from the 1920s to 40s crystallized by the social sciences and the uniformizing tendency of the different interpretations of Brazil developed through this form of sociological imagination. This analytical procedure is understood as a prerequisite for rethinking the status of the essay and its interrogatory capacity contemporaneous with the Brazilian social sciences and society.
Keywords : Essay; Interpretations of Brazil; The Social Sciences.