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DOMINGUES, José Maurício  and  MANEIRO, María. Revisiting Germani: the interpretation of modernity and the theory of action.Translated byDeborah Neale. Dados [online]. 2005, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0011-5258.

The work of the Italo-Argentinian sociologist Gino Germani has traditionally been classified as functionalist. However, recent studies have tended to change this perspective, emphasizing other important influences in his work. Against the backdrop of his broader theory, the objective of this article is to analyze, on the one hand, his perception, in the Latin American transition to modernity, of freedom as the essential issue in politics and daily life, and on the other, how this translates into a theory of action that remains overlooked, although only recently equivalents have been found in sociology, with his theory being more advanced in certain aspects than contemporary proposals in this direction.

Keywords : sociology; Germani; freedom; creativity.

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