A reflection on identities, culture models and power

  • Authors
  • Rodrigo-Alsina, M.; Medina-Bravo, P.
  • UPF authors
  • RODRIGO ALSINA, MIGUEL; MEDINA BRAVO, MARIA PILAR;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
  • Publication year
  • 2016
  • Number
  • 40
  • Pages
  • 1-23
  • ISSN
  • 1747-5759
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • We reflect on interrelationship patterns between cultures and identities, first focusing on what we mean by culture and then analysing four cultural models ¿ monocultural, multicultural, intercultural and transcultural and their impact on identity construction. Pointing to the dangers of the monocultural model that promotes essentialist and homogenizing identity classifications, we discuss the specific weight of national identity in the multicultural paradigm. We also describe the fundamental characteristics of the intercultural perspective and the view of identities understood as a result of cultural hybridization. We conclude by considering a proposal for a transcultural perspective.
  • Complete citation
  • Rodrigo-Alsina, M.; Medina-Bravo, P.. A reflection on identities, culture models and power. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 2016; (40): 1-23.
Bibliometric indicators
  • Índex Scimago de 0.378(2016)