Post-intercultural Communication and Education
Series Editors: Fred Dervin
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’
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).
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