Intercultural Communication Education and Research: Reenvisioning Fundamental Notions

Hamza R'boul, Fred Dervin

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Seeking to uncover underlying epistemic invisibilities in generating intercultural communication education and research knowledge and to open up space for envisaging interculturality alternatively, this book reexamines and problematizes the assumptions and ontologies in the conceptual systems of interculturality.
In enunciating and critiquing what has been largely endorsed, normalised and taken for granted, this volume brings to the fore different, changing and situated understandings of intercultural ontologies and epistemologies in terms of premises, workings and objectives, unveiling the entangled factors and contexts that have delimited and circumscribed the realm. The authors believe that the field would benefit from some cognitive and sensory dissonance while reengaging effectively with notions to move forward. In particular, they endeavor to de-monumentalize and disrupt the very conceptual tenets that may have rendered interculturality myopic, repetitive, monolithic and aseptic in expanding the epistemic concerns of the “intercultural”, especially in the English language.
The book will be an essential read for scholars and students of the sociology of education, educational philosophy and intercultural education and also for all readers interested in the broad field of interculturality.

Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781003395225
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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