Juan Agustín García La ciudad indiana, Sobre nuestra incultura y otros ensayos [Juan Agustín García. La ciudad indiana, Sobre nuestra incultura and Other Essays] Juan Agustín García Preliminary study by Fernando Devoto isbn 987-558-067-8 2006 | 464 p. | 700 g $ 42 | usd 11,21
Juan Agustín García (18621923) was a lawyer, judge, university professor, and writer who lived in Buenos Aires and left a unique legacy. A witness to the rapid transformations that took place in Argentina at the turn of the 19th Century, he portrayed them (in his excellent prose) from a disenchanted, yet intelligent and insightful perspective, with a hint of irony and false naiveté. His portrayals took different shapes, from essays, historical novels and plays to university courses and newspaper articles. As he was not really given to undertaking long, systematic efforts, his works are scattered in a number of drafts and notes that have been later compiled into books. Just a few exceptions stand out as complete pieces, including La ciudad indiana (1900), his most renowned work, which provides a picture of social life in the colonial period, in the quest for long-term keys that may contribute to a better understanding of Argentine history. 54 | la ideología argentina
Gino Germani La renovación intelectual de la sociología [Gino Germany. Intellectual Renewal in Sociology] Preliminary study by
Alejandro Blanco isbn 987-558-099-6 2006 | 376 pp. | 560 g $ 40 | usd 10,68
Gino Germani was a member of that new generation of sociologists who gave rise to a broad turnaround in Latin American social science in mid-20th Century. He actually had a strategic role in that process, as he edited one of the main book series on social sciences over those years, while he also created the first Sociology Department in Argentina’s higher education system. Thus, in his effort to turn around that discipline, he transformed its intellectual and organizational culture. At the theoretical level, he produced one of the most creative syntheses in social theory, combining empirical contributions from the American tradition with the “one big theory” approach from the European tradition. However, his project for modern social science is still stereotypically portrayed as either a simple introduction of modern methods and techniques for social research, or an intellectual shift towards an alternative academic genre that departs from traditional essays.
Revista Crisis (1973-1976) Antología Del intelectual comprometido al intelectual revolucionario [Revista Crisis (19371976). An Anthology. From Committed to Revolutionary Intellectuals] Introduction and selection by
isbn 978-987-558-139-5 2008, 1st edition | 2011, 1st reprint 592 p. | 860 g $ 78 | usd 20,83
Crisis magazine was first published in Buenos Aires in May 1973, and it was discontinued in March 1976, after the military coup in Argentina. For a period of forty months, it was issued on a monthly basis. This anthology provides a selection of its main topics and positions. It has been divided into three sections: “Historical Readings” (featuring interviews, testimonies, and reports for historiography review), “Communication and Culture: Redefining Symbolic Hierarchies” (featuring essays, research papers, and articles on cultural production conditions), and “Models and Portrayals” (featuring interviews with and biographical sketches of some significant figures for the political-cultural intervention sought by the magazine).
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