Interseções entre Antropologia e Sociologia

entrevista com Renato Ortiz


  • Otávio Daros Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) – Porto Alegre – Brasil
  • Renato Ortiz Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) – Campinas – Brasil


A prominent figure in the social sciences in Brazil and Latin America, Renato Ortiz is invited in this interview to reflect on his intellectual and academic trajectory, whose (re) beginning goes back to France in the 1970s. Professor at the Campinas State University since 1988, he addresses here the main concepts and references that make up his vast work, situated at the intersections between sociology and anthropology. The conversation begins by addressing the issue of his university education and insertion in the Brazilian academic field and develops through the following topics: religion and popular culture, national identity and modernity, mundialization and globalization, the market of symbolic goods and the luxury universe. Finally, he focuses on the dilemma of intellectual work in the social sciences amidst the adversities of the present.