The Freirean factor

Gustavo Fischman, Sandra Sales

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Why bother thinking about Freire today? Who cares about the accuracy or lack of it in the translation of his books? In 2018 after 50 years of the original publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, there is a large industry of people profiting from translating and repeating Freire’s ideas–we are well aware that this text is another small contribution to such industry–but we firmly believe that contemporary social scientists could greatly benefit from reflecting about Freire’s long-term powerful conceptual, pedagogical, and political impact, and in particular about the role of translations in the social sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-444
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Studies in Sociology of Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2018


  • influence
  • Paulo Freire
  • translations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences(all)


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