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Art and Intercultural Dialogue

2016 - 284 pages

Susana Gonçalves (Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, ESEC, Portugal & UIDEF, Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) and Suzanne Majhanovich (University of Western Ontario, Canada) (Eds.)

ISBN Paperback: 9789463004213 ($ 54.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789463004220 ($ 99.00)
ISBN E-Book: 9789463004237

Subject: Education General, Comparative Education, Culture

Number 39 of the series: Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices

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Art and Intercultural Dialogue

How can art act as an intercultural mediator for dialogue? In order to scrutinize this question, relevant theoretical ideas are discussed and artistic intervention projects examined so as to highlight its cultural, political, economic, social, and transformational impacts. This thought-provoking work reveals why art is needed to help multicultural neighbourhoods and societies be sustainable, as well as united by diversity. This edited collection underlines the significance of arts and media as a tool of understanding, mediation, and communication across and beyond cultures. The chapters with a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches from particular contexts demonstrate the complexity in the dynamics of (inter)cultural communication, culture, identity, arts, and media. Overall, the collection encourages readers to consider themselves as agents of the communication process promoting dialogue.

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