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Identity: A Planetary Construction, a Cosmological Perspective
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
San Miguel | 2016 | p. 62-70
ISSN 2313-013X
Norma Azucena Flores Retana
Latin America and the Caribbean

In the article the author asks herself what a planetary citizenship is and how it should be promoted. She starts by questioning econocimic perspectives and ends by focusing on an ideal based on solidarity. In the article summary she states: "We live in a world that evolves and changes at a very high speed, a world that is become planetary, that is interdependant and interconnected. Some authors call it the planetary era, others a planetary consciousness. The important thing is to stop and think. Up to what extent, this new world reality, planetary, influences our individual and social identities? How can we educate ourselves in a new planetary conciousness, for a new individual and social identity?, and, which are the paths that we should follow? These are key questions which I will try to analyse in the article, recognizing ourselves not only as human beings that are individual and social, but also planetary." In the article the author provides broad answers and perspectives to the questions stated in the summary.


Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Human rights / Human dignity
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Peace / Culture of peace
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education


Citizenship; Civic education; Cultural education; Globalization