Formal Research Program
Sociocultural Studies Department
This Formal Research Program (FRP) of the Department of Sociocultural Studies looks at the sociocultural production of meaning. Asking about the production of meaning opens up a whole network of relevant issues that can be addressed from a sociocultural approach.
The program's lines of research include:
1. The issue of structures
The role and weight of the structural and formal elements at work in meaning-production processes; in other words, questions about the socioeconomic, socio-environmental, sociopolitical and cultural factors that underlie sociocultural identities.
2. The issue of discourse
The specificity, logics and dynamics of the codes through which meanings are created and circulate in public/private space, and that allow actors to read/appropriate/deny/negotiate them and build their own meaning from them.
3. The issue of mediations
The set of mechanisms that intervene in the process by which meaning becomes "meaningful" sense.
4. The issue of practice
The relationship between meaning and action, with an eye to establishing the complex relationships between sociocultural identities and social practices, mediated by meaning.
5. The issue of cultural change
The transformation of meaning, with an eye to uncovering the conditions, mechanisms and situations that make it possible for constructed meanings to be transformed (or not).
6. Power and the constitution of social subjects.
The social conflict that stems from the clash of different systems of production of meaning (church vs. secular; parental vs. juvenile; institutional vs. citizen), and horizontal conflicts produced by the dispute over the definition of "legitimate" meanings (Evangelical community vs. Catholic community; right wing vs. left wing, etc.).
Dr. Raúl Fuentes Navarro
Dra. María Martha Collignon Goribar (SNI)
Dr. Rodrigo De la Mora Pérez Arce (SNI)
Dra. María Del Rocío Enríquez Rosas (SNI)
Dr. Raúl Fuentes Navarro (SNI)
Dra. Susana Herrera Lima (SNI)
Mtra. Magdalena López De Anda
Dra. Alejandra Navarro Smith (SNI)
Mtro. Carlos Enrique Orozco Martínez
Dr. Eduardo Gerardo Quijano Tenrreiro
Dra. Rossana Reguillo Cruz (SNI)