Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Introduction to Intercultural Studies

By: Rioghnat Crotty (author)Paperback

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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]

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Rioghnat Crotty has a BA in English Literature and a HDip in Education (Secondary). She has taught at secondary and primary level in both mainstream education and as a language support teacher for new students.


Chapter 1: An Intercultural Society Case Study: Apartheid in South Africa Chapter 2: Socialisation and Attitudes to Difference Case study: Jane Elliott and the blue eyes/brown eyes exercise Case study: The Six Cultures study of child rearing - socialisation in the family Case study: The Pygmalion effect - positive and negative expectations in the classroom Chapter 3: Religious Belief, Difference, Conflict and Change Case Studies on Religious Conflict Chapter 4: Research Methods and Culture Shock Chapter 5: Prejudice Case Studies on Genocide in World War II Germany and Rwanda. Chapter 6: Colonialism and Racism Case Study: African-Americans - from slavery to the present day Chapter 7: The Print Media, Attitudes and Objectivity Chapter 8: Ethnicity and Culture in Television, Cinema and Music Chapter 9: Legislation, the United Nations and Human Rights

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780717156306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780717156306
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 0717156303

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