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.

The (in) Visible Whiteness of Being: Stories of Selves in Sojourn

The (in) visible whiteness of being: Stories of selves in sojourn
LedaCooksUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
ElizabethFullonUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst

Accounts of the self in sojourn1 are always tied to the complexities of experiencing identification and difference. We intricately negotiate these positionings, depending on the ways in which we are (always?) already raced and gendered (as well as being labeled with other identifiers) in the society and the flexibility we have in creating a different story about our selves. This chapter looks at the accounts of two female scholars (one Anglo American, one Filipino American) living in countries where they both constituted themselves and were constituted as different. We undertake this effort as an attempt to narrate and ...

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