ERIC Number: ED394159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Whose "Voice" Speaks in Intercultural Communication Education? A Question of Content and Style.
Baldwin, John R.
This paper interrogates the "voice" in intercultural theory, research, and education. The argument presented in the paper is that existing theory and research fall primarily within recent historical Western conceptions of what constitutes science, and intercultural communication educators' teaching is frequently from a Western perspective, despite the fact that they teach culture and culture-boundedness of other forms of communication. Thus, the paper looks at the "culture" of the intercultural discipline, first explaining some key concepts from critical theory as these regard the social sciences in general. These notions are applied first to theory/research and then to educational styles to see if they can inform the intercultural discipline. The paper discusses the predominant"voice" in the intercultural discipline through 3 frames: historical conceptualization, power structures, and the postmodern notion of decenteredness, In the conclusion, the paper reflects on the author's own voice in his writing and teaching. Contains 74 references and 13 notes. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Context; Voice (Rhetoric)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (81st, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 1995).