lntercultural hermeneutics and the cross-cultural subject

Marotta, Vince 2009, lntercultural hermeneutics and the cross-cultural subject, Journal of intercultural studies, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 267-284.

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Title lntercultural hermeneutics and the cross-cultural subject
Author(s) Marotta, Vince
Journal name Journal of intercultural studies
Volume number 30
Issue number 3
Start page 267
End page 284
Total pages 18
Publisher London, England
Place of publication Routledge
Publication date 2009-08
ISSN 0725-6868
1469-9540
Keyword(s) cross-cultural subjectivity
gadamer
hermeneutics
intercultural understanding
The Stranger
Summary The paper critically engages with contemporary theories of cross-cultural understanding and cross-cultural subjectivity found in the areas of intercultural hermeneutics, intercultural social theory and the discourse on the stranger. Drawing on Gadamerian hermeneutics the paper takes some preliminary steps in formulating an alternative conception of the in-between subject and cross-cultural interpretation that incorporates the ambivalence of boundaries, the enabling dimension of essentialism and acknowledges the role that fore-meanings and fore-structures have on cross-cultural understanding. In contrast to existing theories I conclude that the cross-cultural subject is situated within the intercultural encounter rather than dwelling above it.
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022963

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