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Intercultural Communication

Critical Approaches and Future Challenges

Authors: Ferri, Giuliana

  • Presents a philosophical approach to intercultural communication that addresses key issues in the field, including essentialism and a belief in the measurability of intercultural competence
  • Proposes an alternative conceptualisation of the intercultural, based on the ethics of Levinas
  • Critiques the idea of intercultural dialogue as an unproblematised construct
  • Addresses the wider implications of intercultural communication in the context of widening gaps between self/other along axis of citizenship, inequality and cultural hegemony
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Drawing on interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives, this book critically examines intercultural theory and its interrelations with globalisation, education and dialogue in multicultural societies. Applying the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, the author repositions intercultural communication within a new paradigm that challenges static interpretations of self and other, and suggests future directions for the development of a post-methodological framework based on the decentring of the researcher. This innovative work will provide researchers and language teachers with the critical tools needed to challenge instrumentalist approaches to communication in a diverse global context, characterised by conflict and fear of the other and fresh insights to scholars of education, applied linguistics and sociology.



About the authors

Giuliana Ferri is a Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education and Education Studies in the School of Human and Social Sciences at the University of West London, UK. Her research focuses on language in education and education policy, intercultural ethics and human rights.


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“It is undoubtedly an important and practical book for educators and language teachers to help learners effectively develop intercultural competence. … this book provides researchers and language teachers with the critical tools needed to challenge instrumentalist approaches to communication in a diverse global context, characterized by conflict and fear of the other and fresh insights to scholars of education, applied linguistics, and sociology.” (Weiping Wu and Ting Li, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 14, 2020)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Intercultural Communication-Current Challenges and Future Directions

    Pages 1-16

    Ferri, Giuliana

  • A Critical Framework for Intercultural Communication

    Pages 17-46

    Ferri, Giuliana

  • The Ethics of Interculturalism

    Pages 47-71

    Ferri, Giuliana

  • Dwelling or Sojourning? Modalities of Interculturality

    Pages 73-105

    Ferri, Giuliana

  • Conclusion

    Pages 107-114

    Ferri, Giuliana

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Communication
Book Subtitle
Critical Approaches and Future Challenges
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73918-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73918-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73917-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 117
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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