Researching Identity and Interculturality

Researching Identity and Interculturality


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This volume focuses on advances in research methodology in an interdisciplinary field framed by discourses of identity and interculturality. It includes a range of qualitative studies: studies of interaction, narrative studies, conversation analysis, ethnographic studies, postcolonial studies and critical discourse studies, and emphasizes the role of discourse and power in all studies of identity and interculturality. The volume particularly focuses on critical reflexivity in every stage of research, including reflections on theoretical concepts (such as 'identity' and 'interculturality') and their relationship with methodology and analytical practice, reflections on researcher identity and subjectivity, reflections on local and global contexts of research, and reflections on language choice and linguacultural aspects of data generation, analysis and communication.

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ISBN-13: 9781138731486
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/08/2017
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He specializes in language and intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and linguistics for intercultural communication and education. Dervin has widely published in international journals on identity, the ‘intercultural’ and mobility/migration.

Karen Risager is Professor Emerita at Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, Denmark. She has published widely on language, culture and identity theorized in a transnational and global perspective. Empirical areas researched are the cultural dimensions of foreign language teaching and learning, the cultural dimensions of second language learning among migrants, and multilingual policies at the international university.

Table of Contents

Introduction Fred Dervin and Karen Risager Part 1: Identity and Interculturality: Studying Narratives 1. Identity Transformations in Intercultural Encounters: A Dialogical Analysis Irini Kadianaki, Ria O’Sullivan-Lago & Alex Gillespie 2. Enregistered and Emergent Identities in Narrative Anna de Fina 3. Identity: Brought about or Brought Along? Narrative as a Privileged Site for Researching Intercultural Identities Mike Baynham Part 2: Identity and Interculturality: Studying interaction and discursive contexts 4. Ethnomethodological Methods for Identity and Culture: Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorization Elizabeth Stokoe & Frederick Attenborough 5. Interculturality: Reconceptualising Cultural Memberships and Identities through Translanguaging Practice Zhu Hua 6. Discursive Ethnography – A Microanalytical Perspective on Cultural Performance and Common Sense in Student Counseling Interviews Louise Tranekjær Part 3: Identity and Interculturality: Studying practices and discourses in local and global contexts 7. Interculturality in Ethnographic Practice: Noisy Silences Lise Paulsen Galal 8. Who Decides what to Develop and How? Methodological Reflections on Postcolonial Contributions to Analysis of Development Fieldwork Heidi Bojsen Part 4: Identity and Interculturality: Revisiting concepts and analytical foci 9. On Legitimate and Illegitimate Blendings - Towards an Analytics of Hybridity Birgitta Frello 10. Identity and Subjectivity: Different Timescales, Different Methodologies Claire Kramsch Concluding Remarks: Towards More Equitable Research on Identity and Interculturality? Fred Dervin & Karen Risager

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