Anthropology Educates

Removing Obstacles to Your Own Knowing
  • Kate MaguireEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


Margaret Mead would have agreed. Mead could speak with authority on most things that were happening in contemporary society because she refused to be trapped into any view or paradigm that based its raison d’etre on immutability as such immutability would require an army of solipsistic directives to keep it in a state of power. It would always engender ‘lop sidedness’ in the world making it vulnerable to conflicts, distracting it into a reactive state in which, like armies at war, one side would gain some advances at the expense of the other and vice versa with the reasons for the battles in the first place being either long forgotten or reinvented so many times that all meaning is lost. An Orwellian state of knowing would then emerge.


Discipline Knowledge Modern Education Education Today Cultural Epistemes Young People Today 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Work Based LearningMiddlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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