The Celso Furtado Center publishes: two periodicals “The Development Journal” (www.cadernosdodesenvolvimento.org.br) and “Memories of Development”; three collections: “The Celso Furtado Files” and “Political Economy and Development” and "Critical Thought". Other works are published jointly with other partners or by the Center alone. All these publications are available in the most important Brazilian university libraries.
Jointly with Contraponto Editora, the Center publishes a collection Arquivos Celso Furtado (Celso Furtado Files), whose fifth volume was launched in 2012 under the title of “Essays on culture and the Ministry of Culture”, as well as the collection entitled Economia Política e Desenvolvimento (Political economy and development), whose most recent edition, published in 2012, offered its readers the complete works of economist Ignacio Rangel.
Still in 2012, the Center also published a collection of essays as a tribute to Maria da Conceição Tavares, Desenvolvimento econômico e crise (Economic Development and Crisis) and the book Monografias Premiadas (Award-winning Monographs), which was the result of an event held to celebrate 50 years of Eletrobras.
In 2013, and in partnership with publishers E-papers, the Center launched its Critical Thought collection, aimed at further developing, systemizing and formulating investigative and research projects in areas crucial to development. The big difference in this new collection, aside from the great variety of subjects that were to inspire each volume, was the format it was to be published in. The collection was to be published in e-book, or electronic/digital book format, which could be read using electronic equipment, such as computers, tablets, digital book readers or even mobile phones with the proper apps installed.
The collection includes four works thus far, with the following titles: Saúde, Cidadania e Desenvolvimento (Healthcare, Citizenship and Development), organized by sociologist and partner at the Center, Amélia Cohn, and inspired by a homonymous seminar held by the Celso Furtado Center in May of 2012, which brought together some of the leading players in the field of healthcare in Brazil as well as two Latin American specialists on the subject, Asa Cristina Laurell and Carolina Tetelboin; Celso Furtado e a Dimensão Cultural do Desenvolvimento (Celso Furtado and the Cultural Dimension of Development), put together by Rosa Freire d’Aguiar and based on two sources: an event on this very theme held at the Celso Furtado Center in November of 2011, and a particular series of articles; Os Boêmios Cívicos - A assessoria econômico-política de Vargas (1951-1954)(The Civic Bohemians – The economic-political aides to Vargas (1951-1954)), put together by social scientist Marcos Costa Lima, partner and adviser at the Celso Furtado Center, which highlights the immense contribution made to the construction of the modern-day Brazilian State by a group of intellectuals, who worked tirelessly into the early hours of every day at the Catete Palace, the former seat of the federal government in Rio; and finally, Novas Interpretações Desenvolvimentistas (New Developmentalist Interpretations), put together by Inez Silvia Batista Castro, a partner at the Celso Furtado Center and professor of the master’s program in the rural economy and sustainable regional development at the federal University of Ceará. The book is made up of eight articles that deal with Brazil’s regional heterogeneity, its present-day level of development and the country’s position on the international stage, thereby highlighting Celso Furtado’s still very pertinent views.
The works published jointly with Contraponto are available for sale in major book stores and in the corresponding websites, as well as on the Publishing House` own website at: http://www.contrapontoeditora.com.br
The content of the works published by the Center (excluding those that are jointly published, with commercial publishers) is available on this website in PDF format. Access to this content can either be made by researching Publications, or through the side entrance points.