File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_2004/bourdieu.0401, message 97


Subject: Re: [BOU:] l'affaire du foulard
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 18:31:36 -0700


Henry Barnard wrote:

>>> In "Propositions pour l'enseignment de l'avenir" authored under the
direction of Bourdieu in 1985 there is an Appendix of the basic principles
on which future education in France should be based.  The very first
principle is the following:

1. L'unité de la science et la pluralité des cultures.  Un enseignement
harmonieux doit pouvoir concilier l'universalisme inhérent a la pensée
scientifique et le relativisme qu'ensignement les sciences humaines,
attentives a la pluralité des modes de vie, des sagesses et des sensibilités
culturelles.

---

This is my tentative translation (sorry in advance for the mistakes):

"Unity of science and plurality of cultures. Harmonious teaching should
conciliate the universalism inherent to scientific thought with the
relativism taught by social sciences, which are attentive to the plurality
of lifestyles, wisdoms and cultural sensibilities."

This sounds like a potentially interesting "middle ground". But the real
question is how to apply this logic to "l'affaire du foulard" and other
contemporary social issues... Any comments?

Cheers,

Daniel

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