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Dobb-Sweezy debate: contribuitions for a conceptual and contextual analysis

Grant number: 14/20750-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History
Principal Investigator:Fábio Franzini
Grantee:Carla Rocha Baute
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This research takes as objects of study the works of the economists-historians Maurice Dobb and Paul Sweezy, more specifically their texts relative to the historiographical debate about the transition from feudalism to capitalism. Articulated among two instances - the study of the text itself, using the conceptual analisys, and a broader refletion, concentraded on the comprehension of the place of production of these works and the intellectual environment that the authors were inserted -, this work pretend to shed some light on the meanings of the concepts "feudalism" and "production mode" used by Dobb and Sweezy and verify in what measure their aprehension and difusion fostered the discussion iniciated by them in the early XX's and that echoes until today.