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¿Cómo están representados los indígenas y su cultura en los libros escolares suecos en comparación con sus equivalentes colombianos?
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (Vuxenpedagogik och folkbildning)
2007 (Spanish; Castilian)In: Cuestiones: Revista del Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales, Educación y Artes, ISSN 0121-0947, Vol. 4, no 8, 84-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the indigenous people and the culture in Latin America is represented in Swedish high school schoolbooks in comparison with their equals in Colombia. The aim is to discover whether there are any differences or similarities between the reproductions in both countries. The theoretical part discusses the difficulties involved to determine both a Latin-American identity as well as a Colombian one. This is due to the fact that identity in Latin America is a product of colonization, which is to say that it came into being through the people who conquered the region because, prior to their arrival, Latin America didn’t exist as we know it. Multiculturalism within the region complicates this construction since different groups and nations construct their memory and ‘wear’ these concepts from which they get their proper sense of the past in function with the present and how it aspires to identify itself with the future. This means that not just one Latin America exists, but many. Part of the problem is, according to some scholars (cf. Díaz Geniz 2004), Latin Americans desire to identify themselves with the ‘other’, meaning the white, the European or the North American. The study concludes that there exists a European point of view in the books of both countries in their way of representing the history of the region.

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Bucaramanga: Editorial UNAB , 2007. Vol. 4, no 8, 84-94 p.
Keyword [es]
Libros escolares, indígenas, hecho, histórico, Suecia, Colombia, educación, representación, eurocentrismo, postcolonialismo, conquista, esclavitud
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Pedagogy History
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51294OAI: diva2:274374
Available from: 2009-10-28 Created: 2009-10-26 Last updated: 2009-10-30

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