HIST-6101 Social Theory

In the last decades of the XX century, social sciences have been object of significant reflection and tension that, in different fronts, have sought alternatives with respect to the paradigms of " classic modernity " the horizon of which, for some, must be overcome. The developments of critical theory, the emergence of the post-structuralism, the studies with gender perspectives, the studies on scientific practices and their relation to society, the so-called linguistic shift, the sub-alternate and post-colonial studies, among others, are critical reactions with respect to traditional epistemology models. All of these efforts, more than establishing definitive paradigms that must be imitated are part of the social science debates in a fertile space, where the recent theoretical challenges of social sciences become an object of study and a critical examination, which are actually the purposes of this course.




Silva Olarte Renan