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Author Bardhan, Nilanjana
Title Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication : Communicating As a Global Citizen
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
©2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (213 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication Ser. ; v.15
Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication Ser
Note Cover -- Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Tracing the Trajectories of Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication -- 2 Establishing Links between Cosmopolitanism and Intercultural Communication -- 3 Cultural Identity, Communication and Critical Self-Transformation: Towards Cosmopolitan Peoplehood -- 4 The Role of the Imagination and Kindness to Strangers: Cosmopolitan Peoplehood -- 5 Differentiating Cosmopolitanism from Other Intercultural Communication Concepts -- 6 Cosmopolitanism, Methods and Operationalization -- 7 Communication Studies and Cosmopolitanism -- 8 Towards a Cosmopolitan Pedagogy in Intercultural Communication -- 9 Conclusion -- Glossary -- References -- Index
This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and postcolonial perspectives, particularly as globalization informs more of the current and future research in the area. It emphasizes the postcolonial perspective in order to raise critical consciousness about the complexities of intercultural communication in a globalizing world, situating cosmopolitanism-the notion of global citizenship-as a multilayered lens for research. Cosmopolitanism as a theoretical repertoire provides nuanced descriptions of what it means to be and communicate as a global citizen, how to critically study interconnectedness within and across cultures, and how to embrace differences without glossing over them. Moving intercultural communication studies towards the global in complex and nuanced ways, this book highlights crucial links between globalization, transnationalism, postcolonialism, cosmopolitanism, social injustice and intercultural communication, and will help in the creation of classroom spaces devoted to exploring these links. It also engages the links between theory and praxis in order to move towards intercultural communication pedagogy and research that simultaneously celebrates and interrogates issues of cultural difference with the aim of creating continuity rather than chasms. In sum, this book orients intercultural communication scholarship firmly towards the critical and postcolonial, while still allowing the incorporation of traditional intercultural communication concepts, thereby preparing students, scholars, educators and interculturalists to communicate ethically in a world that is simultaneously global and local
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bardhan, Nilanjana Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication : Communicating As a Global Citizen London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780415656108
Subject Intercultural communication.;Cosmopolitanism.;Communication and culture.;Culture and globalization
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Alt Author Sobre-Denton, Miriam
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