Brazilian Society of Sociology

SBS was initially formed in 1937 as the Sao Paulo Society of Sociology. In 1950, it became the Brazilian Society of Sociology.
Brazilian Society of Sociology

Establishment of Brazilian Society of Sociology (SBS)/ Sociedade Brasileira de Sociologia

The SBS (Brazilian Society of Sociology)/ Sociedade Brasileira de Sociologia was formed in 1937 as the Sao Paulo Society of Sociology. In 1950, the Sao Paulo Society of Sociology became the Brazilian Society of Sociology (SBS). SBS is a scientific society with no links to political parties or religious organizations at the governing level.

SBS is a non-profit organization that aims to bring together Brazilian professionals and scholars working in sociology and allied social sciences in an institutional setting.

Its operations were halted from 1964 to 1985 under the military dictatorship, which was reformed in 1986.

Mission of SBS

The mission of the Brazilian Society of Sociology is to

  • Encourage the organization of scientific events.
  • Facilitating the flow of ideas between professionals and researchers.
  • Seeking to improve the quality and institutionalization of sociology in Brazil.
  • Scientific knowledge transmission and diffusion through publications and social media
  • Assisting the community of associates with representation and institutional improvement.

Brazilian Society of Sociology

Membership in the Brazilian Society of Sociology

The membership of SBS is paid subscription, and the amount varies according to student and researcher. The membership is open to all members of the social science community.

Publications and Journals

Sociologies in Dialogue was a biannual English-language journal started in 2015 by the Brazilian Society of Sociology (SBS) to publish previously unpublished papers in the area of sociology.

The Brazilian Society of Sociology’s scholarly publication, Revista Brasileira de Sociologia, or RBS magazine, was founded in 2013 and has been published every four months since 2017. The journal is free and can be downloaded directly from the website.

International Collaborations of SBS

SBS is a member of the International Sociological Association.

Conferences of SBS

SBS had two national conventions between 1950 and 1962. Since 1987, the Brazilian Congress of Sociology has been held biennially, with foreign visitors and growing recognition in the international society.

First Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Teaching and sociological research; social organization; social change
  • Year – June 21 to 27, 1954
  • Location – Sao Paulo

Second Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Balance and perspectives of Sociology in Brazil
  • Year – March 12 to 17, 1962
  • Location – Belo Horizonte

Third Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology, Sociologies
  • Year – July 10 to 11, 1987
  • Location – Brasília-DF

Fourth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology Today
  • Year – June 1 to 2, 1989
  • Location – Rio de Janeiro

Fifth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – History and Trajectory of Sociology in Brazil
  • Year – July 1991
  • Location – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Sixth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology between modernity and contemporaneity
  • Year – 1993
  • Location – UFPE in Recife

Seventh Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Inequality, Poverty, and Social Exclusion
  • Year – 1995
  • Location – Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences (IFCS/UFRJ) Rio de Janeiro

Eighth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Brazilian contemporaneity: dilemmas and challenges for the sociological imagination
  • Year – 1997
  • Location – Brasilia

Ninth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology for the 21st century
  • Year – August 30 to September 3, 1999
  • Location – The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre

Tenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Society and Citizenship: New Utopias
  • Year – September 3 to 6, 2001
  • Location – Federal University of Ceara Fortaleza

Eleventh Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology and knowledge: beyond borders
  • Year – September 01 to 05, 2003
  • Location – Campinas-SP

Twelfth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology and reality: social research in the 21st century
  • Year – May 31 to June 3, 2005
  • Location – Belo Horizonte

Thirteenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Dimensions of inequality, difference, and recognition
  • Year – May 29 to June 01, 2007
  • Location – UFPE Recife

Fourteenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology: Consensus and Controversies
  • Year – July 28 to 31, 2009
  • Location – Rio de Janeiro

Fifteenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Changes, Permanences and Sociological Challenges
  • Year – July 26 to 29, 2011
  • Location – Curitiba, at the Campus Reitoria of the Federal University of Parana

Sixteenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology as an intellectual craft
  • Year – 2013
  • Location – Federal University of Bahia Salvador

Seventeenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Sociology in Transnational Dialogues
  • Year – July 20 to 23, 2015
  • Location – the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre

Eighteenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – What sociologies do we do? Interfaces with local, national, and global contexts
  • Year – July 26 to 29, 2017
  • Location – Brasilia-DF

Nineteenth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – What societies do we live in? Brazilian sociology in the face of new contemporary national and global challenges.
  • Year – July 9 to 12, 2019
  • Location – Florianópolis-SC

Twentieth Brazilian Congress of Sociology

  • Theme – Society, State, and Nature
  • Year – July 12 to 17, 2021
  • Location – Belém-PA 
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