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Creating Cultural Synergies

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Interculturality and Interreligiosity

Editor(s): Birgit Breninger, Thomas Kaltenbacher

Book Description

The past several decades have seen the re-invigoration of the concept of “intercultural competence” as one of the fundamental and most promising approaches towards studying culture in a respectfully complex way. The introduction of this concept, which has been defined and adapted in manifold ways in various disciplines, offers new ways of exploring the inherent multiplicity and versatility of cultural encounters and mutual understanding. This book brings together a stellar group of international researchers working in such diverse fields as business studies, religious studies, educational studies and communication studies. In critical pursuit of how to set intercultural competence to work in today’s society, the contributors to this indispensible volume elucidate with passion and astuteness the challenges and potentials of interculturality and interreligiosity.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4047-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4047-5
Date of Publication: 01/09/2012
Pages / Size: 250 / A5
Price: £44.99


Birgit Breninger is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Studies Department at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria, and Head of the postgraduate programmes in Intercultural Competence (ICC) and the Master’s programme in Intercultural Studies (MIS), which she founded together with her colleague in 2005. Her special research interests include intercultural studies, culture and cognition, as well as conceptualising and measuring intercultural competence.

Thomas Kaltenbacher is a Senior Scientist in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and the Centre for Neurocognitive Research at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria. He studied applied linguistics with a focus on psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics in Salzburg and Oxford. His research interests include multimodal language processing, reading eye movements, dyslexia and language pathology research. He is the CEO of the postgraduate intercultural studies programmes (ICC and MIS) at the Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria.