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ERIC Number: EJ824060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Relating to Our Work, Accounting for Our Selves: The Autobiographical Imperative in Teaching about Difference
Thurlow, Crispin
Language and Intercultural Communication, v4 n4 p209-228 Nov 2004
The central thesis in this essay is the need to get more "personal" and more "political" in our thinking and especially our teaching about interculturality. Offering a "radical" critique of the agenda of conventional Intercultural Communication scholarship, I draw my inspiration from the conceptual and philosophical roots of the field, while also proposing political and pedagogical routes for the future. In addition to ideas from feminist literary theory, philosophy, modern history and psychoanalysis, I am especially concerned to exploit the striking points of contact between the fields of Intercultural Communication, critical pedagogy and progressive theology. The stance I take towards interculturality upholds the role of the experiential and autobiographical (i.e. the local and personal) in engaging, both as scholars and as everyday communicators, with a more broadly, critically conceived notion of difference. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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