Intercultural research and social activism

Ladegaard, H. J. and Phipps, A. (2020) Intercultural research and social activism. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20(2), pp. 67-80. (doi: 10.1080/14708477.2020.1729786)

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In this introductory paper, we argue for a stronger link between language and intercultural communication research, theory development, and social/political action. We aim to reignite the debate about our role as public transformative intellectuals and to let advocacy and empowerment be embedded in our work. This calls for a shift in focus from the elite groups who have dominated the intercultural narrative to disenfranchised groups like refugees and (forced) migrant workers. We also reflect on our multi-positionality as scholars, and we present a dialectics of language, intercultural communication and social activism. Finally, we introduce the 12 papers that comprise the Special Issue.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Phipps, Professor Alison
Authors: Ladegaard, H. J., and Phipps, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy
Journal Name:Language and Intercultural Communication
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1747-759X
Published Online:20 March 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Language and Intercultural Communication 20(2):67-80
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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