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Gobbo, Francesca – Intercultural Education, 2009
This paper aims to clarify and discuss the reasons and limits of three rather popular metaphors that are used to speak of today's complex social and cultural fabric, through references to cultural anthropology, biology and genetics. In her analysis, the author considers not only the linguistic and semantic dimension of each metaphor, but also the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Semantics, Figurative Language, Anthropology
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Gobbo, Francesca – Intercultural Education, 2008
This article aims to clarify and discuss the reasons and limits of three rather popular metaphors that are used to speak of today's complex social and cultural fabric, through references to cultural anthropology, biology and genetics. In her analysis, the author considers not only the linguistic and semantic dimension of each metaphor, but also…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Semantics, Figurative Language, Acculturation
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Gobbo, Francesca – Intercultural Education, 2004
The article presents a portrait of the late anthropologist John U. Ogbu through the author's personal recollections of him as a social scientist, a teacher, a colleague and a longtime friend.
Descriptors: Social Scientists