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Arduous Institutionalization in Argentina’s SSH: Expansion, Asymmetries and Segmented Circuits of Recognition

  • Fernanda BeigelEmail author
  • Gustavo Sorá
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Part of the Socio-Historical Studies of the Social and Human Sciences book series (SHSSHS)

Abstract

This chapter reviews the process of institutionalization of the SSH in Argentina, in the tense atmosphere existing between two major public agencies: the CONICET and the National Universities. These two institutions are the main pillars of Argentinian higher education and scientific research. The current state of SSH research capacities is analyzed in terms of personnel and institutes, focusing on institutional inequalities and differences between disciplines. The publishing circuits and the particular role of the SSH in the universe of Argentinean scientific journals are also addressed. Geographic inequalities are shown by highlighting the morphology of eight academic regions. The aim of this work is to assess the recent expansion observable in Argentina’s academic world, along with the reinforcement of the structural heterogeneity of the field.

Keywords

Scientific field Structural heterogeneity Circuits of recognition CONICET Dictatorship and universities Institutional expansion of the SSH 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Cienicas Humanas y Ambientales (INCIHUSA)Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)MendozaArgentina
  2. 2.National University of CuyoMendozaArgentina
  3. 3.Instituto de Antropología (IDACOR)Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)CórdobaArgentina
  4. 4.National University of CórdobaCórdobaArgentina

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