Intercultural Alliances, Volume 25 of The International and Intercultural Communication Annual, reflects the struggle to comprehend our international communities and improve the ways in which we communicate and negotiate across cultures. Carefully organized and edited by Mary Jane Collier, this accessible volume defines intercultural alliances and demonstrates their potential through examples of effective and ineffective alliances. A group of diverse and distinguished contributors presents an array of approaches to intercultural alliances, analyzing relationships between groups and individuals; institutionally based relationships that are constrained and enabled by structures, ideologies, and histories; and relationships as situated discourse. Tailored for scholars who study culture, communication, sociology, or language, Intercultural Alliances is also essential reading for upper level undergraduate and graduate students interested in culture or communication.

Chapter 10: Bridging Theory and Cultural Politics: Revisiting the Indigenization-Poststructuralism Debates in Filipino and Filipino American Struggles for Identity

Bridging Theory and Cultural Politics: Revisiting the Indigenization-Poststructuralism Debates in Filipino and Filipino American Struggles for Identity

Bridging theory and cultural politics: Revisiting the indigenization-poststructuralism debates in filipino and filipino american struggles for identity
S. LilyMendozaUniversity of Denver

The rise of deconstructive and poststructuralist theorizing in the West, along with its transnational export to other academies around the world, presents an interesting challenge for intercultural communication scholars. Within the field, the turn toward “post” theorizing is hailed as the likely wave of the future in intercultural theorizing (see Martin & Nakayama, 1999). In this regard, a number of critical scholars (Collier, 1998; Drzewiecka, 2000; Drzewiecka & Nakayama, 1998; Drzewiecka & Wong (Lau), 1999; Halualani, 2002; Mendoza, 2001a, 2001b, 2002; and Nakayama & Martin, 1999, among others) recognize ...

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