Sustainability and Digital as Challenges of Sociology


  • Sandro Serpa Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of The Azores; Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences – CICS.UAc/CICS.NOVA.UAc; Interdisciplinary Centre for Childhood and Adolescence – NICA -UAc,Portugal
  • Carlos Miguel Ferreira ISCTE –University Institute of Lisbon, Av. das Forças Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal; Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences –CICS; Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, Portugal



Bearing in mind that the prospect of the future is always a sensitive dimension to be addressed, this paper, based on bibliographic collection and analysis, as well as on the authors’ academic experience, aims to add to the (re)thinking of some of the future challenges Sociology will face, in a sociologically informed society. It is concluded that sustainability and the digital are two of the crucial challenges for Sociology given the influence they exert, both in society and in the very way of doing sociology. Furthermore, to be successfully faced, there is the need for a concomitant articulation of a Sociology that amplifies its heuristic capacity to apprehend and respond to these challenges and the practice of fruitful interdisciplinarity, in which the different sciences accept and mobilize the contributions of other sciences. The existence of first-rate sciences compared to second-rate sciences has never been, is not and will never be the solution to (co)address these challenges.


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Serpa, S., & Ferreira, C. M. (2020). Sustainability and Digital as Challenges of Sociology. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 10(2), 15.




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