The Século XXI - Journal of Social Sciences is a biannual publication of the Postgraduate Program in Social Sciences at the Center for Social and Human Sciences of the Federal University of Santa Maria - UFSM. His editorial policy contemplates the dissemination of scientific research in the social sciences (anthropology, political science and sociology) in the form of articles, reviews and communications of research with scientific and social relevance. Its target audience consists of professors, researchers and postgraduate students in the social sciences. His articles are original and can be published in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. The papers submitted for publication are evaluated by ad hoc reviewers from outside the Federal University of Santa Maria.