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Post-intercultural Communication and Education

ISSN No: 2058-2994
Series Editor(s):
Fred Dervin

Series Description

This book series, eclectic in scope, seeks to extend and revitalize scholarship on intercultural communication and education by publishing innovative, interdisciplinary and critical analyses of intercultural encounters. “Post-intercultural” refers to a recent paradigm shift in the way the ‘intercultural’ is conceptualized and researched, which lays more emphasis on the ‘inter-‘ and plural identities rather than on the ‘-cultural’ when dealing with questions of migration, glocalization, digitalization, and Otherness. The primary objective of the series is to challenge e.g. differentialism, culturism and neocolonialism in research on the ‘intercultural’. The series encourages the exploration of new and creative research methods that move beyond methodological nationalism and imaginaries. The series publishes high-quality single-authored or edited volumes.
The published volumes will appeal to an international readership interested in new insights into interculturality: practitioners (teachers/consultants), policy makers, scholars, and advanced students.
Topics (amongst others):
- Research methods and the ‘intercultural’
- Identity and the ‘intercultural’
- Language and the ‘intercultural’
- Social justice and the ‘intercultural’
- Intercultural competence
- Immigration, mobility and expatriation
- The ‘intercultural’ online
- Business and the ‘intercultural’
- Political discourses on the ‘intercultural’
- The ‘intercultural’ in the media and art
- Worldviews/religion and the ‘intercultural’
- Gender and the ‘intercultural’

Books that are currently a part of this series include:

Vol. 1: Whiteness in Academia: Counter-Stories of Betrayal and Resistance
Vol. 2: Intersecting Identities and Interculturality

Members of the scientific committee include:

Martine A.-Pretceille, Professor Emerita, University of Paris 8, France
Jo Angouri, Senior Lecturer, UWE, Bristol, UK
Julie Byrd Clark, Associate Professor, Western University, Canada
Patrick Danaher, Professor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Francesca Gobbo, Professor, University of Turin, Italy
Eduard Khakimov, Associate Professor, Udmurt State University, Russian Federation
Tony Liddicoat, Professor, University of South Australia
C. K. Raju, Professor, AlBukhary International University, Malaysia
Michalinos Zembylas , Assistant Professor, the Open University of Cyprus

Editor(s) Biography

Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). He is also Associate Professor of Theology/Religious Sciences at the University of Montreal (Canada). He specializes in the sociology of multiculturalism, (language and) intercultural education and applied linguistics. Prof. Dervin’s approach to the ‘intercultural’ gives emphasis to the prefix ‘inter’ and contexts rather than to the old and tired concept of ‘culture’. Dervin has published extensively on identity, the ‘intercultural’ and mobility/migration. His latest books include Politics of Interculturality (co-edited with Anne Lavanchy and Anahy Gajardo (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2011) and Impostures Interculturelles (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2012).

Series Titles

Critical Interculturality

This book offers new critical insights into intercultural communication and education. It assembles previously unpublished lectures delivered in different countries (namely, Canada, China, Finland, Russia and the USA), as well as notes on intercultural events and encounters. The lectures propose conceptual, theoretical, and methodo...

Digital Diversities

Digital Diversities is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study of the social, social-psychological, philosophical and political ramifications of the ‘digital turn’ in human affairs. Focusing, in particular, on connections between the saturation of everyday life by digital communication technologies and 21st century global mobility...

Diversities and Interculturality in Textbooks

Textbooks are crucial in shaping today’s global and diverse world. They can contribute to making it both ‘better’ and more ‘intercultural’, but also, on occasion, create limited and biased ideas about the ‘Other’. This collected volume undertakes multidisciplinary research into textbooks, taking one of the best education systems in...

Intersecting Identities and Interculturality

Most scholars now refute the monolithic, static definition of identity and adopt a fluid approach to the concept which takes into consideration overlapping, or rather intersecting different facets of identity. The contact of many and varied aspects of identity finds its full development in interpersonal communication when two or mo...

Making the Most of Intercultural Education

Many different words are used to deal with diversity in education, such as cross-cultural, meta-cultural, polycultural, multicultural and intercultural, as well as terms like global and international. Some are trendier than others, some more political. Some of these words are used in certain parts of the world, while others are rej...

Theoretical Turbulence in Intercultural Communication Studies

A number of researchers, trainers and educators in intercultural communication acknowledge that the most popular models and theories of the field are insufficient – even unsuitable – to describe or explain our practical multicultural experiences today. This collection of articles offers new insights and critical evaluations of, int...

Whiteness in Academia

Even in those areas of academia which one would consider to be most resistant to white domination (such as critical race theory and multicultural education), both covert and overt racial oppression are apparent. What is the role of white academics in these fields in creating racial oppression? Is there any escape from white suprema...