The journal Sociologia & Antropologia is published three times a year in print and online editions by the Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology (PPGSA) at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences (IFCS) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Sociologia & Antropologia’s aim is to disseminate, expand and enhance sociological and anthropological knowledge in different thematic fields, encouraging a diversity of theoretical approaches. Like PPGSA, the Journal acknowledges the contemporary demands for specialization; but it seeks to promote dialogue beyond narrowly defined academic boundaries by means of productive exchanges between the distinct theoretical traditions that configure the disciplines of sociology and anthropology.

Sociologia & Antropologia therefore promotes interchanges between sociological and anthropological approaches that are simultaneously critical and informed by mutual understanding. It stimulates dynamic communication and debate on key theoretical, empirical, historical and analytic themes. The Journal recognizes the multiplicity of theoretical paradigms that permeates social knowledge, and favours the opportunities for the exchange of convergent and divergent points of views in these different fields of knowledge. This is precisely the idea expressed by the symbol ‘&’ that interconnects the two disciplines in the title of the Journal.

Sociologia & Antropologia aims to present, disseminate and debate original research that provides insight into the sociocultural processes in Brazil and abroad. The Journal is open to the collaboration of specialists from universities and research institutions, and will publish new and original work in Portuguese and English. Sociologia & Antropologia’s ambition, in sum, is to become an outlet for consistent inquiry into topics relevant to contemporary debate in the social sciences, contributing to their development.