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Title: The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house: decolonising intercultural communication
Authors: Ferri, G
Keywords: cultural translation;intercultural communication;minor literature;difference;embodiment
Issue Date: 14-Mar-2022
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Citation: Ferri, G. (2022) 'The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house: decolonising intercultural communication', Language and Intercultural Communication, 0 (in press), pp. 1 - 10. doi: 10.1080/14708477.2022.2046019.
Abstract: Copyright © 2022 The Author(s). The issue of representation has polarised public discourse and in recent years the decolonisation of research methodologies has entered the field of interculturality. However, universalistic discourses of dialogue and tolerance can be harnessed to silence certain voices by construing them as ‘other'. With this paper I confront this conceptual knot of representation and I recognise the role of epistemic violence in speaking for ‘the other’. I employ the idea of minor literature to counteract non-perfomative and tokenistic displays of diversity that appropriate the word intercultural and use it as a form of currency in neo-liberal academia. La questione della rappresentazione ha polarizzato il discorso pubblico e negli ultimi anni la decolonizzazione delle metodologie di ricerca ha investito il campo dell'intercultura. Tuttavia, discorsi universalistici di dialogo e tolleranza possono in realta' silenziare certe voci costruendole come ‘altre'. Con questo articolo affronto questo nodo concettuale e riconosco il ruolo della violenza epistemica quando si da voce all''altro'. A questo scopo, utilizzo il concetto di letteratura minore contro dimostrazioni non-perfomative di diversita' che si appropriano della parola ‘intercultura' e la usano come una forma di scambio nell’accademia neo-liberista.
URI: https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/24146
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2022.2046019
ISSN: 1470-8477
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