9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN10 Sociology of Education

2009-09-05 13:30:00 2009-09-05 15:00:00 Saturday, 5 September 13:30 - 15:00 Migrants, Minorities and Education I Building I, 2E6

Interculturalism and Cultural Translation as key-concepts of Transnationalism of Education

With the purpose of the area of transnacionalism of education and comparison between systems I present this proposal of communication which will be included in the doctoral project in Anthropology. It intends to compare socio-educational processes in Poland and Portugal with objective to show new cultures of citizenship, in particular the European Culture.
The aim of the paper is to discuss some of the key concepts which will enable to get to know the new socio-cultural board where educational processes should be understood and well defined.
The concepts of Interculturalism and Cultural Translation are the ones that will be studied.
The discussion of these concepts will be done according to the perspectives of Ribeiro, Asad, Ingold, Jordan and the others.
As far as Interculturalism is concerned one of the most important aspect to be analyzed is its relation with multiculturalism. Interculturalism in sociological and anthropological perspective implicates such concepts like boundaries and flows.
The concept of Cultural Translation can be understood at least at two levels. Cultural Translation in Anthropology reveals the place of the Anthropologist and epistemic authority of the translator of the cultures. The second perspective is even more significant given the fact that it is discussed as the contemporary process between people of different cultures.