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Power is arguably one of the most controversial concepts in the social sciences, and there is a great deal of disagreement about its nature and workings. How one defines and engages with the concept of power varies in important ways among academic disciplines, theoretical perspectives, and the particular intellectual tasks undertaken by scholars. The form of engagement can also be influenced by politics. This entry does not aim to shed light on the concept of power in a general way. Rather, it has a much narrower and specific goal: to illuminate the ways in which power has been explicitly addressed by interculturalists, including cases where related work from other fields has been drawn on with regularity.

Within the intercultural field, work on the topic of power ...

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