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Born in Buenos Aires, sociologist Carlos Hasenbalg (1942-2014 pursued his academic career abroad, following the Argentine military coup of 1966. From Chile, where he studied for two years, he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he worked until his retirement. In the early 1970s, he did his doctoral studies in Berkeley, USA, under the guidance of American sociologist Robert Blauner. His book Discriminação e Desigualdades Raciais no Brasil (Discrimination and Racial Inequalities in Brazil, 1979) posits that the development of capitalism, the industrialization of the economy and the modernization of social relations do not guarantee overcoming racism, its structural foundations and its consequences. Hasenbalg’s work was a decisive influence on later studies of race relations.

Keywords: Sociology | Racism | Movimento Negro Brasileiro | Second half of the 20th century | 21st century | Argentina | Brazil | Chile | United States of America | Afro-brazilian Studies | Race | Social theory | Race relations | Social classes

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