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18th Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication (NIC): Theoretical Turbulence – A Paradigm Shift in Intercultural Communication? Date: 01-03.12.2011. Site: Helsinki, Finland. Deadline: 17.06.2011

17.06.2011


Organiser:  NIC  Nordic  Network  for  Intercultural  Communication,  Institute  of  Behavioural  Sciences  at  the University of Helsinki, Aalto University

Topics:  The  conference  theme  asks  for  critical  evaluations  and  larger  paradigmatic  discussions  of  intercultural communication  research  and  education.  The  concerns  and  questions  suggested  by  the  theme  are  shared  in different  disciplines  (media  and  communication,  education,  business  studies,  organizational  and  management studies,  linguistics  and  sociolinguists,  sociology,  cultural  studies)  in  Nordic  countries  and  all  over  the  world.

Presentations could touch upon, but are not limited to the following themes: Theoretical choices in intercultural communication research; Critical evaluations of theories of intercultural communication; Pedagogical applications of  theoretical  knowledge  in  teaching  and  consultation;  Examples  of  the  application  of  interpretive  or  critical theories  of  intercultural  communication  in  intercultural  education  and  training;  Alternative  perspectives  for intercultural consultation or multicultural leadership; Redefining key concepts in intercultural communication, for example,  multicultural  identity,  culture,  nation,  diversity,  intercultural  communication,  adaptation,  intercultural skills or competence; Challenges for intercultural communication (theories) set by the global world and individual
multicultural experiences.

Language: English  
Deadline: June 17, 2011

Contact: NIC conference, Siltavuorenpenger 3 A, P.O. Box 9, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 191 293 45
E-mail: nic-2011@helsinki.fi
Internet: http://www.helsinki.fi/nic2011/index.html