Sociology of Knowledge
1 Ability to analyze and identify the processes of social construction of knowledge;
2. Understanding the differences between common knowledge and sociological reasoning;
3. Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical contributions of several authors of the classics to the new sociologies of knowledge for the sociological analysis of knowledge;
4. Ability to analyze the construction of knowledge taking into account different thematic areas and empirical objects.
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Mannheim, K. (1986). Ideologia e utopia. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara.
Adorno, Theodor W. (1981) The sociology of knowledge and its consciousness, in Prisms. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press, pp. 35-49.
Khun, T.S. (1962). Las revoluciones como cambios del concepto del mundo in La estructura de las revoluciones científicas. Ciudad de México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, pp. 176-211
Hekman, S. (1986). Hermeneutics and the sociology of knowledge. London: Polity Press.
Berger, P. & Luckmann, T. (1966). A Construção Social da Realidade. Rio de Janeiro: Vozes.
Merton, R.K. (1972). Insiders and outsiders\". Am. Jou. Soc. 78 (1), pp. 9-47.
Bloor, D. (1976). Knowledge and social imagery. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
McCarthy, E.D. (1996). Knowledge as culture: The new sociology of knowledge. London: Routledge.
Santos, B.S. (1978). Da sociologia da ciência à política científica, Rev. Crít. Ciên. Soc (1), pp. 11-56.
Bourdieu, P. (ed.) (1990). In other words. Stanford University Press.
Theoretical lectures (40%);
Practical classwork (60%): exploration of examples and exercise solving; discussion and correction of the students´ exercises; oral presentation and discussion of ongoing students´ work.
Individual test - individually written in class, based on subjects discussed in classes (80%);
Essay, based on suggested - written by a group of students (20%). This essay must be presented and discussed orally in class.
I. INTRODUCTION: WHAT DO WE SPEAK WHEN WE TALK ABOUT KNOWLEDGE?
II. PERSPECTIVES OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE
1. Problematizing knowledge: preliminary theoretical and methodological questions
2. Classic contributions
3. Knowledge and ideology
4. Everyday Knowledge
5. Recent discussions
III. OBJECTS OF KNOWLEDGE
1. Knowledge and culture
2. Knowledge and communication
3. Knowledge and power
4. Knowledge and science
5. Knowledge and religion