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Banal interculturalism. Latin Americans in Elephant & Castle

Patiño-Santos, A. and Marquez Reiter, R. (2018) Banal interculturalism. Latin Americans in Elephant & Castle Language and Intercultural Communication, 19 (3). pp. 227-241.

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This paper discusses banal interculturalism as produced in an interview situation with migrants of Latin American background in London. Banal interculturalism emerges within discursive semiotic processes that allow the participants to display their (cultural) knowledge about co-ethnics and their practices, to position themselves in opposition to the ‘others’ within diaspora, and to justify their, typically negative, views towards other migrants. Sources of that knowledge can be experiential, though in most cases consist of hearsay evidence. This notion may assist intercultural communication scholars in understanding how intra-group relations are conceived and the consequences for migrants of the discourses they themselves spread within the wider group.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Patiño-Santos, A.
Marquez Reiter,
Date : 28 September 2018
DOI : 10.1080/14708477.2018.1508292
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in 'Language and Intercultural Communication' on 28 September 2018 available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Banal interculturalism; Latin Americans in London; Discriminatory discourse; Othering; Positioning
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 14 Aug 2018 13:18
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2020 02:08

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