Social Science Research on Latin America: Report and Papers

Social Science Research on Latin America: Report and Papers

Social Science Research on Latin America: Report and Papers

Social Science Research on Latin America: Report and Papers

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The Seminar on Latin American Studies consisted of a core group of participants who attended all or several of the various meetings during the seven weeks from July 8 to August 23, 1963, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California. These were Robert N. Burr, Raymond Carr, Joseph Grunwald, H. Field Haviland, Jr., Robert Heussler, Frederick A. Olafson, Carl B. Spaeth, Charles Wagley, and Bryce Wood. The chairman was Ralph W. Tyler, and Richard J. Walter served as rapporteur and as a colleague in our discussions.

Each week this core group was joined by a panel of specialists from a social science discipline. Each panel remained with us from three to five days. During this period, there was discussion of a paper prepared beforehand as well as general discussions of Latin American studies in the United States. From July 11 to 13, a panel of political scientists joined the core seminar group. Anthropologists held forth from July 22 to 24. Between July 31 to August 2, we discussed, not a discipline of the social sciences, but an almost universal Latin American problem, namely, land tenure and legal institutions relating to land tenure and agrarian reform. For these particular sessions, the participants were drawn from several disciplines of the social sciences and from the professions. From August 5 to 7, the panel consisted of sociologists; and finally, between August 14 and 16, we discussed the status of history in the Latin American field--and, rather obliquely, Latin American literature as it relates to the social sciences. On the days between these panel meetings, the core members of the summer seminars met to consider what they had read and heard. The . . .

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