American organizations and the development of sociology and social research in Argentina. The case of the SSRC and the Rockefeller Foundation (1927-1966)

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One of the most interesting aspects of the history of disciplines is the dissemination of science, including the study of influences on the direction of research through financial help. One can easily see that scientific norms and values spread in one direction - from Europe to America and the rest of the world - during the five centuries since the Renaissance. During the twentieth century, the contribution of American science altered the direction of the propagation of ideas and funds for research. However, this trend is not unilateral, since the internationalization of the scientific debate changed the American social sciences, too (Prewitt, 1980).