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Cultural Essentialism in Intercultural Relations

  • Fred Dervin
  • Regis Machart

Part of the Frontiers of Globalization Series book series (FOG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Omnipresent Culture, Omnipotent Cultures

    1. Fred Dervin, Regis Machart
      Pages 1-11
  3. Cultural Essentialism in the Judiciary

  4. Cultural Essentialism and Artistic Expression

  5. Discourses of Culture and Their Societal Implications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book


The concept of culture has long been criticized, with many scholars reformulating it or discarding it entirely. The field of intercultural communication and relations, however, still relies on culture to examine interculturality and this volume provides a comprehensive examination of the problems that the concept poses today.


Interculturality globalization culture ideology communication identity Ideologie interculturality Nation

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred Dervin
    • 1
  • Regis Machart
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Universiti Putra MalaysiaMalaysia

About the editors

Margaret Baguley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Antonio Cuadrado-Fernández, Independent Scholar, UK. P. A. Danaher, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Gabriel Hallevy, Ono Academic College, Israel. Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Elatiana Razafimandimbimanana, University of François-Rabelais in Tours, France. Damian J. Rivers, Future University Hakodate, Japan. Lim Sep Neo, University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Karin Zotzmann, University of Southampton, UK.

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