Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1136189246
  • ISBN-13: 9781136189241
  • DDC: 370.117
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 276 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book concerns the challenges and tensions rising from mass migration flows, unbalanced north-south and east-west relations and the increasing multicultural nature of society. The scope of the book's theme is global, addressing diversity and identity, intercultural encounters and conflict, and the interrogations of a new socio-political order or paradigm. Thus, it highlights some of the most poignant and challenging outcomes of cultural diversity faced more or less palpably by everyone everywhere in today's societies. The book's theme of multi- and pluriculturality is of particular current interest in the academic, socio-political, economic and entrepreneurial spheres. It covers Western and non-Western perspectives, representing a valuable resource in terms of international dialogue and experimentation. The chapters are complimentary, completing a rigorous theoretical framework offering detailed presentation and analysis of the phenomenon of diversity as encountered in society and the educational setting and at large viewed in a multidisciplinary multiperspective fashion. Among the theories and concepts represented are those intrinsic to sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, literature, pedagogy, communication and linguistics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Figures and Tables.
1: Challenges of Diversity and Intercultural Encounters.
2: Seen at a Distance: How Images, Spaces and Memories Shape Cultural Encounters.
3: Multicultural Society in Europe: Beyond Multiculturalism.
4: The UK's Ad Hoc Multiculturalism and the Rise of Britishness.
5: Media and Interculturality: Mapping Theories, Projects and Gaps.
6: Identities Confronted and Renewed.
7: Foundations of Culture of Conflict.
8: Intercultural Education: Learning from the Integrated Catholic and Protestant Schools in Northern Ireland.
9: On Being Invisible and Passing through Walls: Toward a Pedagogy of Seeing and Being Seen.
10: Identities and Diversities among Young Europeans: Some Examples from the Eastern Borders.
11: Separate by Choice, or Degrees of Separation.
12: The Mirrors’ Maze: On Emotional Aspects of Dealing with Differences in a Multicultural Society.
13: Postcolonial, Post-Historical, Postmodern Scenarios and Interrogations.
14: “The Syndrome of Ernesto” and Multiculturalism: On Being a Teacher in Mozambique.
15: Memory, Hope and Post-Historical Politics in Multicultural Horizons.
16: The Extinction of the Negative: Megamind, Mouffe and the Antipolitics of Liberalism.