Local and Global Communications in Chilean Social Science: Inequality and Relative Autonomy
This article analyzes the connections of the social sciences in Chile with the knowledge produced in central countries in comparison to those established within Chile and with other Latin American countries,paying particular attention to the connections regarding theory. It is based on content analysis of academic publications,and on social network analysis applied to a database of more than 20,000 bibliographical references generated for this research project from the universe of investigations published by Chilean social scientists over a period of seven years in the first decade of this century,in journals and books,both in Chile and abroad. The results show that,regarding international communications,there is a low level of connectivity with other Latin American countries,but that the communications among Chilean authors are relatively important and particularly those with a group of local theorists who occupy central positions in the network. This does not appear to be a pattern of cognitive dependence although it occurs within the context of a global science that is characterized by a remarkable inequality.
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Institución: Universidad Alberto HurtadoFacultad: Ciencias SocialesUnidad: SociologíaInstitución: Universidad Alberto Hurtado