SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.27 número2Significaciones de la democracia en los mensajes presidenciales chilenos: 1990-2014 índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google



versión impresa ISSN 0716-1557versión On-line ISSN 0719-2789


ATRIA, Jorge et al. Researching the economic elite: lessons and challenges from the Chilean case. Cult.-hombre-soc. [online]. 2017, vol.27, n.2, pp.5-36. ISSN 0716-1557.

This paper lays out the lessons and challenges that stem from the last 25 years of research on Chilean elites. Particular emphasis is given to works that study economic elites. Based on 12 in-depth interviews with some of the main researchers in the field, the paper offers a systematic analysis of the grounds on which these researchers justify their use of the concept of elites to refer to the upper strata of Chilean society, in detriment of other concepts such as ruling class or aristocracy. The paper also analyzes the approaches and strategies used by them, their samples and methods, and the difficulties they find in the fieldwork, contributing to a reflexive analysis on the ways of researching the contemporary elites. Finally, challenges and avenues for future research in this area are proposed.

Palabras clave : Sociology of elites; economic elite; research methods; inequality.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )