Interculturalism: Exploring Critical Issues

Edited by Diane Powell & Fiona Sze
ISBN: 1-904710-07-7
File type: eBook: pdf

This collection of chapters broaches a diversity of concerns related to understanding and living in an intercultural world.


The Critical Issues: Interculturalism is an electronic collection of papers presented at the First Global Conference on Critical Issues in Interculturalism, held in Milan, Italy from 30 October to 1 November 2003. The conference was organised to explore the meaning and implications of interculturalism, from a practical and political perspective as well as in a theoretical sense. Truly global, the conference included participants from Brazil, Australia, Nepal, Singapore, Canada, USA (New York, Hawaii, California and Illinois), Europe (Belgium, Austria, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Finland), Israel, and Slovenia.

Topics were wide ranging: interculturalism and education; migrant workers; creativity (performance, art, film, music, literature); everyday life; memory; philosophy; religion and human rights; war and peace; ethnocentrism; travel; cultural hybridity; intercultural dialogue in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Table of Contents


Intercultural Contexts
Search for Senses of Connection and Possibilities in Counselling Interculturalism
Katy Batha

Interculturalism and Migrant Workers in Israel
Leonard Hammer

Integration of Female Domestic Workers in Italy
Nada Bucat & Cristina Finocchiaro

Aesthetic Interculturalism
Intercultural Visuality: Image and Memory in the Work of Theresa Hak Kyung
Sandra Song &Minh Nguyen

Living Souvenirs: Intercultural Memory, Longing and Nostalgia
Diane Powell

Interculturalism East/West
The Mediterranean and Asia: A History of their Intercultural Encounters and Related Issues in Comparative Philosophy
Lenart Skof

East Asia in the Art of Roy Lichtenstein
Karen Bandlow

Independent Travellers and Southeast Asia
Samantha Chen

Interculturalism, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Gadamer and Interculturalism: Ethnocentrism or Authenticity
Helder De Schutter

Silent East: How Can we Give a Voice to Asian Theology?
Kiyoshi Seko

Moral Perfectionism as a Challenge to Human Rights
Marjaana Kopperi

Interculturalism, Culture and Everyday Life
L'Auberge Espagnole: Interculturalism in the European Melting Pot
Olivier B├ęguin

The Elusive Truth: Intercultural Music Exchange in Addictive
Tamara Roberts

Epistemological Displacements in the Media and Literatures of the Americas
Patrick Imbert

Intercultural Everyday Life via Henri Lefebvre
Jones Irwin

Interculturalism and Education
Interculturalism and the Crisis of Value Advocacy in Education
Mark Brasher

Decolonizing Methodologies: Intercultural Research Ethics at Stake
Eleonore Wildburger

Intercultural Education in a Divided School System
Tony Gallagher

Creativity, Culture & Performance
The Ownership of Cultural Hybrids
Eric Chek Wai Lau

How Interculturalism Performs: Performativity, Performability and Theatricality of Interculturalism
Fiona Siang Yun Sze

Creative Contexts: Culture as an Agent of Change
Simone Griesmayr

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About the Author(s)/Editor(s)

Diane Powell is at the School of Media and Communications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Fiona Szeis at the Department of Performance Studies, New York University, USA.

Key Words
migrant, culture, creativity, philosophy, hybrid cultures, moving, interculturalism, multiculturalism.

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