THE MEANINGS OF TRADITION: A CASE STUDY IN BRAZILIAN SOCIAL THOUGHT

João Marcelo E Maia About the author

Abstract

This article analyzes the works of the Brazilian sociologist Elide Rugai Bastos and seeks to answer the following question: why did an intellectual who creatively combined sociology and Marxism focused on conservative authors? The article analyzes some of the author's texts that focus on the ideas of conservative intellectuals. This focus can be explained by the dynamics of Brazilian modernizing process, in which elements associated to the Brazilian tradition are renewed in a peculiar way.

Keywords
Elide Rugai Bastos; Brazilian social thought; Conservative thought; Marxism; History of sociology

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