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Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Ríoghnat Crotty

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Innovative new book presenting intercultural theories and themes in an accessible style, facilitating an exploration of the many challenging and contemporary issues in our society today.

  • Introduces the key definitions underpinning interculturalism: culture, nationalism, colonialism, ethnicity, racism, segregation, sectarianism and xenophobia.
  • Positions the areas of history, sociology, religion,legislation, music, media and current affairs within the arena of intercultural studies.
  • Encourages analysis of one’s own attitudes, values and culture as well as developing a respect for diversity. Irish statistics and legislation provide an accurate picture of our society.
  • A focus on the Irish experience of intercultural issues compares our own past as emigrants worldwide to the current reception of immigrants in Ireland.
  • Carefully selected cases and examples, revision questions and project and learner record tips feature in each chapter.
  • Using a conversational and accessible approach, this book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject.
  • Details the importance of designing appropriate survey methods for research purposes.

Written For: FETAC Level 5 Intercultural Studies (5N0765) component as part of the following major awards:

  • Business Studies [5M2102]
  • Applied Social Studies [5M2181]
  • Community Development [5M3050]
  • Language and European Studies[5M2073]

Additional Information

Author Ríoghnat Crotty
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 22 Mar 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717156306

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