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Introduction

  • Bridget Fowler
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Part of the St Antony's Series book series (STANTS)

Abstract

Hermínio Martins possessed a worldview of unusual complexity and coherence. The chief aim in the introduction is to outline his achievements, from his early historical sociology of Portugal and Brazil to his later critique of sociobiology and biotechnology, concluding with his memorable analysis of the marketisation of the public university. The first half presents an overview of his main publications, allowing readers to appreciate his highly distinctive voice. The second half introduces the festschrift contributors, presenting, in distilled form, the nature and significance of their main themes. The series of memoirs and chapters as a whole spans the rich variety of Martins’ interests, allowing readers to assess, situate and elaborate on his ideas.

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  • Bridget Fowler
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  1. 1.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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