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Identity Research and Communication : Intercultural Reflections and Future Directions

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Identity Research in Intercultural Communication, edited by Nilanjana Bardhan and Mark P. Orbe, is unique in scope because it brings together a vast range of positions on identity scholarship within intercultural communication under one umbrella. It tracks the state of identity research in the field and includes cutting-edge theoretical essays, and queries what kinds of theoretical, methodological, praxiological, and pedagogical boundaries researchers should be pushing in the future. This volume is an essential text for scholars, educators, students, and intercultural consultants and trainers.
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  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739173049
  • 9780739173046

Table of contents

Introduction: Identity Research in Intercultural Communication
Part I. Identity Pedagogy, and Praxis
Chapter 1. Performative Pedagogy as a Pedagogy of Interruption: Difference and Hope
Chapter 2. Doing Intersectionality: Power, Privilege, and Identity in Political Activist Communities
Chapter 3. Understanding Identity through Dialogue: Paulo Freire and Intercultural Communication Pedagogy
Chapter 4. (Academic) Families of Choice: Queer Relationality, Mentoring, and Critical Communication Pedagogy
Part II.Identity and Home/Spaces
Chapter 5. Cultural Reentry: A Critical Review of Intercultural Communication Research
Chapter 6. Performing Home/Storying Selves: Home and/as Identity in Oral Histories of Refugees in India's Partition
Part III. Identity and the Global-Local Dialectic
Chapter 7. Landscaping the Rootless: Negotiating Cosmopolitan Identity in a Globalizing World
Chapter 8. Cultural Matter as Political Matter: A Preliminary Exploration from a Chinese Perspective
Chapter 9. Understanding Immigration and Communication Contextually and Interpersonally
Part IV.Identity and the Liminal
Chapter 10. Postcolonial Migrant Identities and the Case for Strategic Hybridity: Toward "Inter"cultural Bridgework
Chapter 11. Researching Biracial/Multiracial Identity Negotiation: Lessons from Diverse Contemporary U.S. Public Perceptions
Chapter 12. Rethinking Identities Within Globalization Through Chinese American Literature: Perspective: From Postcolonial to Intercultural
Chapter 13. (Re)Thinking Conceptualizations of Caribbean Immigrant Identity Performances: Implications for Intercultural Communication Research
Part V. Theorizing "Doing" Identity
Chapter 14. Navigating the Politics of Identity/Identities and Exploring the Promise of Critical Love
Chapter 15. (Un)Covering the Gay Interculturalist
Chapter 16. Praxis-Oriented Autoethnography: Performing Critical Selfhood
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Identity Research in Intercultural Communication features an invaluable collection of qualitative, critical, and transnational scholarship that not only maps the landscape of cultural identity research but also offers new insights, tools, and directions for identity theorizing. This volume advances and broadens the important study of identity from an array of perspectives and-as a dedication to John T. Warren and his work-bridges identity research, performance, and critical communication pedagogy. -- Yea-Wen Chen, San Diego State University Identity has been a historically central guiding construct in intercultural communication studies across multiple perspectives. This edited volume does an excellent job of representing its rich history while engaging deeply and creatively with state-of-the-art issues in the study of identity. The contributions are from outstanding scholars, whose craft is transforming how we understand the performance of identity, culture, and difference in exciting new ways, and their treatment of identity in terms of dialogue, difference, liminality, intersectionality, and politics is going to provide further stimulus and energy to intercultural communication studies in general. I expect this volume to become a must-have addition to any intercultural communication scholar's library. -- Shiv Ganesh, Massey University
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About Mark P. Orbe

Nilanjana Bardhan is associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Mark P. Orbe is professor of communication and diversity in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University.
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