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Margaret Mead e l'Antropologia dell'educazione tra conservazione e innovazione


Abstract


This paper offers a reflection on the figure of Margaret Mead and her contribution to the development of the anthropology of education. Although she is mostly remembered for her research in the Pacific islands, the author has shown deep attention to the education of young people, inculturative processes, and the fight against ethnocentrism and racism. Through a critique of American educational institutions, she proposed the introduction of new educational paths and new teaching methods, anticipating by decades of current research on grandparent figures and their contribution to the education of the youngest.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22804250v12i2p291

Keywords: Margaret Mead; Anthropology of Education; socialization; inculturation; disciplined subjectivity; innovation

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