Highlight two aspects which the reading of the last book by Lucie Tanguy encourages us to reflect on ourselves, our society and sociology in Brazil - the education and work - even considering the differences and dissimilarities of our historical trajectories. I refer to research as social activity and the relationship between science and politics. Recover the form of pollution and domestication of sociology (Florestan Fernandes), especially in work and education, is one of the tasks imposed on us by reading the book of Lucie Tanguy. For us, the history of sociology still remains too of en, as a story of the authors, themes and general theories. Lucie Tanguy went further, sought sources in the file that tells the relations of power - economic and social - in the constitution of a discipline and the academic trajectories of its researchers. She "lifed the veil" of knowledge production, looking for their importance in the relationship between education (training) and work (productivity).
production of knowledge; sociology; social activity; relations between science and politics