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El CIUDADANO DEMOCRÁTICO

Reflexiones para una educación intercultural

PHILOSOPHY

466 Pages, 6.75 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9788492751426

Rights: US & CA

Plaza y Valdes (Jun 2019)

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Overview

To construct an intercultural society is no easy task. Education should aim to create a community of people who develop critical thought, who search for truth beyond the barriers of class, gender, and nationality, and who respect the diversity and humanity of others. In the face of education understood as simply "confirming," in the sense of "reproducing" social, cultural, and often political order in a critical and dogmatic way, it is now imperative to stay oriented toward a radically critical knowledge of the subject of education and its necessities, toward social transformation, toward a culture able to escape social domination through deliberation and election, and toward prefiguring new subjective, cultural, and political orders. In this book, the reader will find some ethical keys that direct intercultural practice and the formation of democratic and supportive citizens who are responsible to their communities and open to a cosmopolitan citizenship. Construir una sociedad intercultural no es tarea fácil. En esta labor la educación debe tener por meta crear una comunidad de personas que desarrollen el pensamiento crítico, que busquen la verdad más allá de las barreras de clase, género y nacionalidad, que respeten la diversidad y la humanidad de los otros. Frente a la educación entendida como un simple "conformar", en el sentido de "reproducir" el orden social y cultural –a menudo también el político–, que acoge los saberes de un modo acrítico y tendencialmente dogmático, se impone en la actualidad un examen crítico de estas nociones orientado a la elaboración de un saber crítico-radical ligado al sujeto y sus necesidades, a la trans-formación social, a una cultura capaz de sustraerse, mediante la deliberación y la elección, al dominio social y de pensar y querer prefigurar nuevos órdenes subjetivos, culturales, sociales y también políticos. En este libro encontrará el lector algunas claves éticas que sirven de orientación para el ejercicio de la interculturalidad y para ir configurando ciudadanos democráticos y solidarios, responsables de su comunidad y abiertos a una ciudadanía cosmopolita.

Author Biography

Francisco Arenas-Dolz is a professor of ethics and political philosophy at the University of Valencia as well as the director of the lab for the Society of Knowledge. He has focused his research and teaching on the fields of communication theory, rhetoric, and hermeneutics. He is interested in themes related to civic education and citizen participation. He earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Valencia and a second doctorate at the University of Bolonia. He is also on the editorial board of several academic journals and has been a member of a number of scientific committees and congressional organizations.  Daniela Gallegos Salazar is a member of the Bioethics Research Group of Valencia and the Ibero-American Group of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the same university. She is a Phd candidate with the department of philosophy of moral and political law under the faculty of philosophy and education. She participates in two research projects on intercultural integration and immigration. She is a project technician in the Association of Venezuelans in Valencia where she participates in the development of Project Encuentro which aims to raise awareness and educate the public in intercultural citizenship.