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Critical Cultural Awareness

Managing Stereotypes through Intercultural (Language) Education

Editor(s): Stephanie Ann Houghton, Yumiko Furumura, Maria Lebedko and Song Li
Contributors: Li Song, Maria Lebedko, Claudia Borghetti, Ewe Bandura, Lyeclind Vief-Schmidt, Andrew Ross, Melina Porto,
Subject: Education

Book Description

In a rapidly globalizing world, one of the most challenging barriers to be overcome is the stereotype. This book aims to promote understanding of the nature of stereotypes, and to suggest ways in which teachers can manage them by developing critical cultural awareness as an intrinsic part of the intercultural communicative competence of their students.

Part 1 of the book explores ways of defining, eliciting and illustrating stereotypes from theoretical standpoints. Part 2 showcases ways of addressing stereotypes through intercultural (language) education to provide teachers with a firm platform for the practical application of their knowledge and skills when attempting to manage stereotypes in the classroom.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4522-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4522-1
Date of Publication: 01/04/2013
Pages / Size: 285 / A5
Price: £44.99


Stephanie Ann Houghton, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Intercultural Communication at Saga University, Japan. She is author of Intercultural Dialogue in Practice: Managing Value Judgment through Foreign Language Education, and has published numerous other books on intercultural communication.

Yumiko Furumura holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Studies from Kyushu University, Japan. Her research interests lie in the development of intercultural communicative competence through English language education.

Maria Lebedko, Doctor of Philology, is a Professor of Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia. Her research interests primarily lie in intercultural communication and cognitive linguistics.

Song Li, PhD, is a Professor of English at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Her research interests focus on the interaction between language, culture and (inter)cultural identity in global, multicultural contexts.