Arthur Ramos and the routinization of Anthropology through its teaching

Amurabi Oliveira About the author


Arthur Ramos (1903-1949) was one of the most important Brazilian anthropologists of the 20th century, not only because of his invaluable contribution to the debate about Afro-Brazilian cultures, but also for his role in the process of institutionalizing Anthropology in Brazil, with emphasis on the foundation in 1941 of the Brazilian Society of Anthropology and Ethnology (BSAE). Despite the growing interest in his intellectual legacy, the efforts of revisiting his work have not been devoted to the process of routinizing his anthropological knowledge, mainly from his work at the National Faculty of Philosophy. I propose in this work to analyze the routinization of anthropological knowledge based on the work of Arthur Ramos as a teacher, starting from the examination of his course plans, orientations for students etc., available for consultation in the collection of the National Library (NL). It is an approach on the history of Brazilian anthropology that seeks to understand it from its teaching, and not simply from the results of the researches developed and the resulting publications.

Arthur Ramos; Teaching of Anthropology; Teaching Social Sciences; Brazilian Anthropology; Brazilian social thought

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