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Different, Unequal or Unconnected

Author(s): Néstor García Canclini

Journal: Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals
ISSN 1133-6595

Issue: 66-67;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: cultural studies | globalisation | interculturality | social inequality | communication | intercultural negotiation

The author proposes three key elements for dealing with the subject of interculturality and globalisation: difference, inequality and unconnectedness. He wonders not only about how to recognise the differences or correct the inequalities, but also about how to connectthe majorities to the global networks. For this, in the first place, he situates inequality and difference, and he deals with the latter from the theorisations of ethnic studies. And, secondly, he takes up the articulation of differences and inequalities proposed by Pierre Bourdieu and modified by authors that developed different perspectives based on their initial collaboration with him, such as Claude Grignon, Jean-Claude Passeron and Luc Boltanski. Canclini isattracted by these authors’ attempts to “open up the national horizon at a time when interculturality is globalising.”
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