versión impresa ISSN 0103-7307
GUSMAO, Neusa Maria Mendes de. Anthropology, cultural studies and education: challenges of our times. Pro-Posições [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.3, pp. 47-82. ISSN 0103-7307. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73072008000300004.
The issues of diversity and cultural contact have always been inherent to mankind, and are now very present in modern societies. A new element added to that is the questioning of constituted ways to explain things, and the theoretical premises of these new kinds of explanation seem to be outdated as possibilities of understanding this new moment and situation. When we put it like this, we have the surge of an intense discussion around the ways knowledge is produced, as well as its reach and limitations, with the questioning of the constituted kinds of knowledge and disciplinary fields built up by mankind. In this debate, the analysis of relationships between anthropology, cultural studies and education proves to be a theoretical challenge of modernity and also a need in face of the principles and practices in the articulation between the scientific field and the educational process in modern society.
Palabras llave : anthropology; cultural studies; diversity; culture; education.