Postcolonial interventions in intercultural communication knowledge: Meta-intercultural ontologies, decolonial knowledges and epistemological polylogue

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Abstract

The dominant “Western” episteme in intercultural communication knowledge exemplifies the ascendancies and silences produced by modern science that grants credibility to northern “regimes of truth”. This paper makes a case for meta-intercultural ontologies as a frame of reference that is informed by the principles of post-colonial theory and intercultural philosophy. This orientation is underpinned by 1) the reconsideration of intercultural communication knowledge at the epistemological level to expand the horizons of knowledge production; 2) critique the historical Western hegemony over knowledge production and dissemination by examining the impact of power hierarchies and sociopolitical circumstances on academic practices. Copyright © 2020 National Communication Association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-93
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication
Volume15
Issue number1
Early online dateOct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Citation

R’boul, H. (2022). Postcolonial interventions in intercultural communication knowledge: Meta-intercultural ontologies, decolonial knowledges and epistemological polylogue. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 15(1), 75-93. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2020.1829676

Keywords

  • Intercultural communication knowledge
  • Interculturality research
  • Meta-Intercultural ontologies
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Intercultural philosophy

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