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.

Bridge Inscriptions: Transracial Feminist Alliances, Possibilities, and Foreclosures

Bridge inscriptions: Transracial feminist alliances, possibilities, and foreclosures
Aimee M. CarrilloRoweUniversity of Iowa

Racial difference exists as a conundrum for transracial1 feminist alliance formation. While it has long presented a fault line for sisterhood that spans the bounds of race and class, feminist alliances that bridge such boundaries of difference offer a viable routing to higher and more livable ground. The work of bridging—of straddling difference, of striving for empathy, of struggling for social justice—cobbles together radical new meanings of racial difference that hold out the promise of movement. The influential This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color, written over 20 years ago now, is a collection of poems, prose, stories, and embodied theorization in ...

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