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Revista de Ciencias Sociales

Print version ISSN 0797-5538On-line version ISSN 1688-4981

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WALTER, Jorge; SZLECHTER, Diego  and  VANEGAS DAZA, Juan David. The professionalization of labour studies in Latin America: comparative results from a survey held in two alast congresses. Rev. Cien. Soc. [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.43, pp.95-120. ISSN 0797-5538.  http://dx.doi.org/10.26489/rvs.v31i43.5.

The multidisciplinary community of labour studies and the national and regional associations that gather its specialists have been very dynamic in Latin America during the last decades, in a concomitant way with a specialization process of Social Sciences in general (De Sierra, Garretón, Murmis & Trindade, 2007). This article compares the results of two surveys voluntarily answered by members of the Latin American Association of Labour Studies (alast) present at the Sixth Congress held in 2010 in Mexico and the Eighth Congress held in Buenos Aires in 2016. The comparison yielded new indications of a “professionalization process” (Gaillard, Krishna & Waast, 1997) of labour studies in the region.

Keywords : Professionalization; scientific community; labour studies; Latin America.

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