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CARVALHO, Rosângela Tenório de. The intercultural curriculum discourse in the education of youngsters and adults and the production of subjectivities. Educ. Pesqui. [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.1, pp.47-61. ISSN 1517-9702.

The discourse for interculturality, by going against the homogenizing forms of different education processes, describes a will to power-knowledge and problematizes dominant experiences of monoculturalist curricula, whilst producing multidimensional subjectivities of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and generation. Under the approach of the Foucauldian analysis of discourse, a study was developed here of the pedagogical line and rules of normatizing of the discursive formation of interculturality in the field of the education of youngsters and adults, with a view to analyze the statements that shape the subject of interculturality. For such analysis, statements were selected from within the discourse of interculturality which outline manners of dealing with the practices of objectivation of youngsters and adults towards society and towards themselves, that is, statements that indicate processes of governmentality - techniques of the self - of the subjects of education. The study examined the play of power-knowledge underlying the truths presented in the discourse of interculturality, which affirm the collective and/or multicultural citizen. With respect to the conduction of subjectivities in the curriculum discourse, it can be considered, from a Nietzschean perspective, that when speaking about interculturality replacing cultural homogenizing, one is also speaking about what one is.

Keywords : Discourse; Subjectivity; Interculturality; Techniques of the self; Education of youngsters and adults.

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