id: 06448898
dt: j
an: 2015d.00473
au: Mesquita, MÃ´nica; Restivo, Sal
ti: All human beings as mathematical workers: sociology of mathematics as a
voice in support of the ethnomathematics posture and against
essentialism.
so: Philos. Math. Educ. J. 27, 14 p., electronic only (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education,
Exeter
la: EN
cc: E20 C60 A40 D20
ut: mathematics and philosophy; knowledge; mathematics and society; sociology
of mathematics; sociology of science; sociocultural aspects;
ethnomathematics; equity; postmodernism; essentialism; mathematical
discourse; Durkheim; Rousseau; social being
ci:
li: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome27/Mesquita%20and%20Restivo%20%20All%20Human%20Beings%20as%20Mathematical%20Workers.docx
ab: Summary: This paper draws attention to the mathematical knowledge of all
human beings, looking to mathematics as a category of knowledge being a
product of collective actions. To ground this mathematical concept, we
worked with sociology of mathematics voices searching for dialogical
ways to nourish the ethnomathematics posture, which assumes all human
being are mathematical workers. We also point out that this posture
requires moving against essentialism and Platonic postures in
mathematics.
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