Intercultural communication education and research: Reenvisioning fundamental notions


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Seeking to uncover underlying epistemic invisibilities in generating intercultural communication education and research knowledge and to open up space for envisaging interculturality alternatively, this book reexamines and problematizes the assumptions and ontologies in the conceptual systems of interculturality.

In enunciating and critiquing what has been largely endorsed, normalized and taken for granted, this volume brings to the fore different, changing and situated understandings of intercultural ontologies and epistemologies in terms of premises, workings and objectives, unveiling the entangled factors and contexts that have delimited and circumscribed the realm. The authors believe that the field would benefit from some cognitive and sensory dissonance while reengaging effectively with notions to move forward. In particular, they endeavour to demonumentalize and disrupt the very conceptual tenets that may have rendered interculturality myopic, repetitive, monolithic and aseptic in expanding the epistemic concerns of the “intercultural”, especially in the English language.

This book will be an essential read for scholars and students of the sociology of education, educational philosophy and intercultural education and also for all readers interested in the broad field of interculturality. Copyright © 2023 Hamza R’boul, Fred Dervin.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
ISBN (Electronic)9781003395225
ISBN (Print)9781032497303, 9781032497310
Publication statusPublished - 2023


R'boul, H., & Dervin, F. (2023). Intercultural communication education and research: Reenvisioning fundamental notions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.


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