Community Engagement and Intercultural Praxis

Community Engagement and Intercultural Praxis

Although community engagement to enhance justice, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of this book, dancing with difference is the overarching metaphor.

Author: Mary Jane Collier

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 143312033X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Although community engagement to enhance justice, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of this book, dancing with difference is the overarching metaphor. It is used to explain diverse relations between contexts, institutions, structures, community organizations, and groups, and the diverse relationships between organizational representatives and community members.<BR> It is these dances with difference through which groups and individuals deal with contextual forces, negotiate cultural identities, subjectivities, and positioning, and orient themselves toward their work.<BR> Featuring case studies of several international, national, and local organizations, the book showcases both first-hand and public discourses related to community engagement work from Nepal and Northern Ireland to Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the U.S.<BR> A framework of critical/interpretive intercultural praxis is offered to guide research and practice across the case studies. It is designed to benefit scholars, students, and practitioners who work in community-based settings by presenting a relevant and applicable guide for entering into community engagement.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultivating Membership in Taiwan and Beyond

Cultivating Membership in Taiwan and Beyond

Contaminated communities: The metaphor of “immigrant as pollutant” in media
representations of immigration. Rhetoric & Public ... Community engagement and
intercultural praxis: Dancing with difference in diverse contexts. New York, NY: ...

Author: Hsin-I Cheng

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498581516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Citizenship is traditionally viewed as a legal status to be possessed. Cultivating Membership in Taiwan and Beyond: Relational Citizenship proposes the concept of relational citizenship to articulate the value-laden, interactive nature of belongingness. Hsin-I Cheng examines the role of relationality which produces and is a product of localized emotions. Cheng attends to particular histories and global trajectories embedded within uneven power relations. By focusing on Taiwan, a non-Western society with a tradition to adeptly attune to local experiences and those from various global influences, relational citizenship highlights the measures used to define and encourage interactions with newcomers. This book shows the multilayered communicative processes in which relations are gradually created, challenged, merged, disrupted, repaired, and solidified. Cheng further argues that this concept is not bound to nation-state geographic boundaries as relationality bleeds through national borders. Relational citizenship has the potential to move beyond the East vs. West epistemology to examine peoples’ lived realities wherein the sense of belonging is discursively accomplished, viscerally experienced, and publicly performed.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Community Based Global Learning

Community Based Global Learning

The engaged campus: Majors, minors, and certificates as the new community
engagement. ... (2014). Community engagement and intercultural praxis:
Dancing with difference in diverse contexts (Critical Intercultural Communication
Studies).

Author: Eric Hartman

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620360903

Category: Education

Page: 288

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International education, service-learning, and community-based global learning programs are robust with potential. They can positively impact communities, grow civil society networks, and have transformative effects for students who become more globally aware and more engaged in global civil society – at home and abroad. Yet such programs are also packed with peril. Clear evidence indicates that poor forms of such programming have negative impacts on vulnerable persons, including medical patients and children, while cementing stereotypes and reinforcing patterns of privilege and exclusion. These dangers can be mitigated, however, through collaborative planning, design, and evaluation that advances mutually beneficial community partnerships, critically reflective practice, thoughtful facilitation, and creative use of resources. Drawing on research and insights from several academic disciplines and community partner perspectives, along with the authors’ decades of applied, community-based development and education experience, they present a model of community-based global learning that clearly espouses an equitable balance between learning methodology and a community development philosophy. Emphasizing the key drivers of community-driven learning and service, cultural humility and exchange, seeking global citizenship, continuous and diverse forms of critically reflective practice, and ongoing attention to power and privilege, this book constitutes a guide to course or program design that takes into account the unpredictable and dynamic character of domestic and international community-based global learning experiences, the varying characteristics of destination communities, and a framework through which to integrate any discipline or collaborative project. Readers will appreciate the numerous toolboxes and reflective exercises to help them think through the creation of independent programming or courses that support targeted learning and community-driven development. The book ultimately moves beyond course and program design to explore how to integrate these objectives and values in the wider curriculum and throughout formal and informal community-based learning partnerships.
Categories: Education

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

... Los Angeles), 245–248 Community Engagement and Intercultural Praxis:
Dancing With Difference in Diverse Contexts (Collier), 243 Compassion, 231
Computer mediated communication (CMC) cultural space of “home” transformed
through ...

Author: Kathryn Sorrells

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483313375

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice, Second Edition, introduces students to the study of communication among cultures within the broader context of globalization. Kathryn Sorrells highlights history, power, and global institutions as central to understanding the relationships and contexts that shape intercultural communication. Based on a framework that promotes critical thinking, reflection, and action, this text takes a social justice approach that provides students with the skills and knowledge to create a more equitable world through communication. Loaded with new case studies and contemporary topics, the Second Edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the current global context, emerging local and global issues, and more diverse experiences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communicating Differences

Communicating Differences

... and Peacebuilding: A Reflexive Multi-Dimensional Contextual Framework',
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5, 243–269. M. J.
Collier (2014) Community Engagement and Intercultural Praxis: Dancing with
Difference ...

Author: Sudeshna Roy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137499264

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 606

This volume captures the essence of how we communicate differences in relationships, between and across cultures, in organizations, through education and in moments of local and global conflict and crisis that demonstrates the importance and viability of approaching peace and conflict communication from various fields within communication studies.
Categories: Social Science

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the ...

Author: Kathryn Sorrells

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483324562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 373

Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter’s pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions. In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Action and Religious Praxis

Public Action and Religious Praxis

A Socio-religious Inquiry Into Two Cases of Public Action in the Garhwal Region
and Their Implications for the Self-understanding and Praxis of the Church John
Chakkanatt. identified with religious non - conformity . Its engagement in ...

Author: John Chakkanatt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052751487

Category: Church and social problems

Page: 314

View: 189

Categories: Church and social problems

Towards an Indigenous Ethnography of Performance

Towards an Indigenous Ethnography of Performance

Grounding the Intercultural Utopia in the Performer's Labor of Embodiment
Virginie Magnat ... political , and philosophical implications that critically inform
the final product , that is to say , the public performance . I would therefore
contend that the investigation of inter / trans / cross - cultural praxis must occur
precisely at the ... their article on cross - cultural theatre by stating : “ It is now time
for a more sustained and systematic engagement with the politics of its
production ” ( p.49 ) .

Author: Virginie Magnat

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006794879

Category: Acting

Page: 652

View: 935

Categories: Acting

The Possibility of Convivence in Nigeria

The Possibility of Convivence in Nigeria

... the transformation of individuals and groups through active participation in the
life of the community. The praxis of convivence as intercultural and inter-religious
dialogue method in the Nigerian context, aims at addressing the issue of human
 ...

Author: Felix Ikeagwuchi Agbara

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643800916

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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Despite the present-day democratic government's commitment to human rights, socio-cultural and religious clashes still pose a threat to Nigeria. As a panacea a split according to ethnic and religious boundaries has been suggested; on the other hand upholding the different strands might spell greater benefits for the country's development. The basic assumption of both views is that ethnic and religious pluralism have led to conflicts, but that they are fuelled by politics, inequitable distribution of economic goods and the negative forces of globalization. In this project, examining these conflicts and the efforts made to resolve them, particular attention will be paid to dialogue and reconciliation. The key practice suggested is convivence: a symbiosis of interactive and interpenetrative approaches, based on intercultural and interreligious hermeneutical perspectives.
Categories: Religion

Student Development and Social Justice

Student Development and Social Justice

This book weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change.

Author: Tessa Hicks Peterson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319574578

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 542

This book weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change. The author combines diverse theoretical models such as critical pedagogy, asset-based community development, and healing justice with lessons from programs promoting indigenous knowledge, decolonization, and mindfulness. Most importantly, this book links theory to practice, offering service-learning classroom activities, course and community partnership criteria, learning outcomes, and assessment rubrics. It speaks to students, faculty, administrators, and community members who are interested in utilizing community engagement as a vehicle for the development of students and communities towards wellbeing and social justice.
Categories: Education

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

adopting an ethical stance towards difference , the discourse of intercultural
LL03676 communication finds itself caught in a ... nication and link this to
questions of judgement and truth in the intercul of America ( June , 2007 ) . tural
public sphere . ... but its acoustic in favour of an intercultural praxis which is
oriented to responsibility properties are surprisingly under ... Developing Critical
Social AwareIn this framing , young people's engagement with language ,
learning and technology ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079657428

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages

The Local Meets the Global in Performance

The Local Meets the Global in Performance

Among various forms of intercultural, postcultural, transcultural, intracultural, and
multicultural theatre, the work of an exilic artist, exilic ... of ethno-specific
languages to denote cultural in-between-ness”, nor community theatre “
characterized by social engagement, [. ... “Toward a Topography of Cross-
Cultural Theatre Praxis”,34 2 Turner, Eugenio Barba, 23. dialogical principles of
glocalization, which ...

Author: Pirkko Koski

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443820172

Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 337

This anthology explores the ways in which theatre and performance functions at the interstices of contemporary local and global networks. Theatre and performance occurs in time and space and exists between the audience and performer as a communicative event. This local world of experience and human interactivity is not easily subsumed by global networks or commercial systems and remains a potent force of expression and, at times, resistance. The volume offers a range of critical viewpoints from which to evaluate the interrelationality of the local and the global, such as philosophical cosmopolitanism, post-colonialism, feminism, class, ethnicity, gender and the experience of the diasporic or exilic artist. The anthology concludes with a reflection between Janelle Reinelt and Marvin Carlson upon the ideas put forth in the book and the broader connectivities of the local and the global. Reinelt and Carlson reveal that these concepts should not be regarded in opposition but, rather, as entangled, something which is reflected in this volume as a whole. A number of international productions and performance practices are discussed from diverse geographical and cultural perspectives, illuminating the complexity of the local and the global. As Reinelt suggests: “The global-local category as a hyphenated concept has become a slogan now, a cliché even. It first arose because the local was supposed to save the global from totalisation, but in fact the global-local concept became, in reality, so complex that this opposition was not useful anymore.” Carlson’s and Reinelt’s engagement with the essays, and with the broader issues of the global and the local, marks an important intervention into how we process experience through theatre and performance in the world today. Contributors include: Marvin Carlson, Shams Eldin, Lynette Hunter, Pirkko Koski, Yana Meerzon, Yasushi Nagata, Janelle Reinelt, Heike Roms, Nehad Selaiha, Melissa Sihra, Juha Sihvola, Joanne Tompkins, Denise Varney and Farah Yeganeh.
Categories: Art

Empowerment Through Media Education

Empowerment Through Media Education

An Intercultural Dialogue Ulla Carlsson. Young People , Media Education and
Civic Engagement in the Postcolonial World Sanjay Asthana This article will
follow contemporary critical ... The proposed paper shall identify several
programs as case studies to explore how the praxis of media education is being
carried out ...

Author: Ulla Carlsson

Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131952116

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 837

Categories: Social Science

Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics

Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Local Publics

He also challenges educators to use critique to inform deliberate community
engagement rather than stop short of rhetorical intervention . The third approach ,
writing with the community , focuses on community literacy and the practice of
intercultural inquiry . Featuring ... Deans argues that at its best service learning
brings together Dewey ' s model of reflective inquiry and Freire ' s critical praxis .

Author: Elenore Long

Publisher: Reference Guides to Rhetoric a

ISBN: UOM:39015077603556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

View: 959

Offering a comparative analysis of "community-literacy studies," COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS traces common values in diverse accounts of "ordinary people going public." Elenore Long offers a five-point theoretical framework. Used to review major community-literacy projects that have emerged in recent years, this local public framework uncovers profound differences, with significant consequence, within five formative perspectives: 1) the guiding metaphor behind such projects; 2) the context that defines a "local" public, shaping what is an effective, even possible performance, 3) the tenor and affective register of the discourse; 4) the literate practices that shape the discourse; and, most signficantly, 5) the nature of rhetorical invention or the generative process by which people in these accounts respond to exigencies, such as getting around gatekeepers, affirming identities, and speaking out with others across difference. COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS also examines pedagogies that educators can use to help students to go public in the course of their rhetorical education at college. the concluding chapter adapts local-public literacies to college curricula and examines how these literate moves elicit different kinds of engagement from students and require different kinds of scaffolding from teachers and community educators. A glossary and annotated bibliography provide the basis for further inquiry and research. ABOUT THE AUTHOR After completing a postdoctoral fellowship through Pittsburgh's Community Literacy Center and Carnegie Mellon University, Elenore Long continued to direct community-literacy initiatives with Wayne Peck and Joyce Baskins. With Linda Flower and Lorraine Higgins, she published LEARNING TO RIVAL: A LITERATE PRACTICE FOR INTERCULTURAL INQUIRy. They recently published a fifteen-year retrospective for the COMMUNITY LITERACY JOURNAL. She currently directs the composition program and Writers' Center at Eastern Washington University. ADVANCE PRAISE . . . "COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS is the perfect entry to the exuberant practice of literacy in community. It brings contemporary research to life-in people, stories, and purposes. And it documents the amazingly diverse ways ordinary people go public. Moreover, Elenore Long's imaginative theoretical framework lets us understand and critically compare alternative images of local public life-from the literate worlds of church women, writing groups, and street gangs to the performances of community organizing, street theater, and local think tanks. Long's analytical and profoundly rhetorical insight is to compare community literacies in terms of their framing metaphors, privileged practices, and processes of rhetorical invention. And that is perhaps what makes the final chapter such a pedagogical powerhouse-a brilliantly critical and concrete guide to supporting our students and ourselves in local literate action." -Linda Flower, Carnegie Mellon "Elenore Long's COMMUNITY LITERACY AND THE RHETORIC OF LOCAL PUBLICS begins to articulate a history for community literacy studies, and such a history is essential for helping us figure out where we are going with this area of inquiry. Long provides a new set of tools as well, and her local publics framework, in particular, will prove valuable to researchers and teachers alike." -Jeff Grabill
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

How can researchers collaborate with community members represent their
voices and experiences in policy decisions? ... Gayatri Reddy, David Valentine 1-
158 INCLUSION, COLLABORATION AND ENGAGEMENT IN THE RESEARCH
AND PRAXIS OF KAREN ... Parson, Madelaine B Adelman 1-160 IS CROSS-
CULTURAL TRAINING A KEY TO ANTHROPOLOGY'S GLOBAL PUBLIC
ENGAGEMENT?

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132137097

Category: Anthropology

Page:

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Categories: Anthropology

Academe

Academe

... and expressive arts and nature , all while living in a mountain yurt village
dedicated to the praxis of sustainable living . In another recent learning
community , the Intercultural House , students took a course in the history and
contemporary ... They praise the role of the programs in building their knowledge
, academic skills , confidence , motivation , and commitment and interest in civic
engagement .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P009173649

Category: College teachers

Page:

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Categories: College teachers

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Minority girls face intersecting barriers to civic participation and social inclusion '
on their own terms ' related to race ... My findings characterize transformative
engagement as a multisited , precarious , generative form of praxis , rather than a
formulaic process with guaranteed outcomes . ... As such , they should exemplify
the culturally appropriate knowledge , behaviors , and attitudes , i.e. , intercultural
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133522107

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Learning Through Serving

Learning Through Serving

A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Across
Academic Disciplines and Cultural Communities Christine M. Cress, Peter J.
Collier, Vicki L. Reitenauer ... When you first arrive at your service location, your
ability to immediately engage in praxis will be limited. ... Such awareness
combined with our actions can help us to develop intercultural sensitivity (Bennett
& Bennett, 2004), ...

Author: Christine M. Cress

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579229924

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 775

This substantially expanded new edition of this widely-used and acclaimed text maintains the objectives and tenets of the first. It is designed to help students understand and reflect on their community service experiences both as individuals and as citizens of communities in need of their compassionate expertise. It is designed to assist faculty in facilitating student development of compassionate expertise through the context of service in applying disciplinary knowledge to community issues and challenges. In sum, the book is about how to make academic sense of civic service in preparing for roles as future citizen leaders. Each chapter has been developed to be read and reviewed, in sequence, over the term of a service-learning course. Students in a semester course might read just one chapter each week, while those in a quarter-term course might need to read one to two chapters per week. The chapters are intentionally short, averaging 8 to 14 pages, so they do not interfere with other course content reading. This edition presents four new chapters on Mentoring, Leadership, Becoming a Change Agent, and Short-Term Immersive and Global Service-Learning experiences. The authors have also revised the original chapters to more fully address issues of social justice, privilege/power, diversity, intercultural communication, and technology; have added more disciplinary examples; incorporated additional academic content for understanding service-learning issues (e.g., attribution theory); and cover issues related to students with disabilities, and international students. This text is a student-friendly, self-directed guide to service-learning that: • Develops the skills needed to succeed • Clearly links service-learning to the learning goals of the course • Combines self-study and peer-study workbook formats with activities that can be incorporated in class, to give teachers maximum flexibility in structuring their service-learning courses • Promotes independent and collaborative learning • Equally suitable for courses of a few weeks’ or a few months’ duration • Shows students how to assess progress and communicate end-results • Written for students participating in service learning as a class, but also suitable for students working individually on a project. Instructor's Manual This Instructor Manual discusses the following six key areas for aligning your course with use of Learning through Serving, whether you teach a senior-level high school class, freshman studies course, or a college capstone class: 1. Course and syllabus design 2. Community-partner collaboration 3. Creating class community 4. Strategic teaching techniques 5. Developing intercultural competence 6. Impact assessment This Manual is free, and available only in PDF format. Download here.
Categories: Education

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

... SA02175 Trustbuilding Demystification : Evidence- and Eminence - Based
Professional Practice / Praxis : A Comment on ... SA02591 * We Must Run While
Others Walk ' : Popular Participation and Development Crisis in Tanzania , 1961-
9 ... Complexity and the Need for Rethinking Intercultural Education ; SA01802
Specific Goals of Citizenship Education in a ... A Community - Level Examination
of the Minority Group - Threat Hypothesis ; SA01928 Women Studying Violent
Male ...

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078349514

Category: Sociology

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology

Theology and the Crisis of Engagement

Theology and the Crisis of Engagement

Expect no less of liberative social theoethics and its theoretically engaged and
imaginative praxis. 47. ... Renamed from Ethnic Ministries, the current
Intercultural and Diverse Communities in Ministry Unit, in partnership with the
Aboriginal and ...

Author: Jeff Nowers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630870133

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 991

What does theology have to do with sociology? Do the social sciences in general provide helpful assistance to theologians? Does theology have anything to contribute to social theory? This compendium of essays attempts to address such questions. In so doing, it confronts assumptions about how academic disciplines are best articulated, whether within their own airtight frames or in dialogue with one another. The essays in the first half of the book accomplish this from historical and methodological perspectives, while the remaining essays present case studies or constructive proposals for how theology might engage the social sciences in productive ways. For those particularly interested in the ongoing development of theologies of liberation, this book will be timely. The essays, reflecting a definite international flavor, are written in honor of Lee Cormie, a long-standing advocate of what he calls the "new voices" in theology that have irrupted in the wake of Vatican II. Cormie has spent over three decades teaching theologies of liberation at the Toronto School of Theology on the campus of the University of Toronto. This book continues the many conversations that his teaching has provoked.
Categories: Religion