Artículo de la revista número 21, Volumen 8: publicado el: 01 de Octubre de 2019

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“Elite”. Approaches to a concept

Eduardo Torres Alonso etorres@unam.mx Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

DOI: 10.31644/IMASD.21.2019.a02

Recepción: 2019-05-24 Aceptación: 2019-07-19 Publicación: 2019-10-01

Abstract

The concept of “elite” frequently appears in public discussion and in specialized literature in social sciences. However, unlike what happens in this last field, in the media and through the daily informal exchanges, “elite” seems to have multiple meanings that distorts its original meaning. Therefore, it is precisely to step back in the timeline, to its origin. The concept means the way in which it has been problematized and what occurs with it in the contemporary debate.

Keywords: elite; concept; language; social sciences