Ideology, control and exclusion in the intercultural studies and intercultural communication: a critical perspective

Carlos DEL VALLE ROJAS, Juan DEL VALLE ROJAS


Abstract:

This work looks for an understanding of intercultural studies and intercultural communication from a genealogical and critical per-spective. It seems they could belong to a functional emerging practice and a discourse for socio-political and economical objectives related to the conflict solving regarding ethnic reclaim and migratory processes. This work is divided into four parts: (1) Beginning of the intercultural studies and intercultural communication as ideology and control; (2) The efforts to develop the intercultural studies and la “intercultural communication”; (3) Consolidation of the paradigm of civilization and barbarism; (4) The media studies and their logic of inclusion and exclusion of ethnic-ity. To conclude, intercultural studies and communication constitutes a discourse and a functional and instrumentalized practice for the “resolution” of certain sociopolitical and economical conflicts, after the reivindi-cative and migratory processes.

Keywords: ideology; control; exclusion; intercultural studies; intercul-tural communication

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