Cultural travel: enrichment, opportunity and change        Adrian Holliday
Negotiating individual vs. social structure                                       Underlying universal                Part...
Resistance                                                             Particular cultural                                ...
Missed complexity of small cultureObservation     Prejudice     Easy answer             formationChildren                 ...
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Prof Adrian Holliday gave a keynote speech at the Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group 2012 Seminar (under British Association of Applied Linguistics) at Department of Languages, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, on 17-18 May 2012.

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  1. 1. Cultural travel: enrichment, opportunity and change Adrian Holliday
  2. 2. Negotiating individual vs. social structure Underlying universal Particular cultural Particular social & cultural processes products political structures ArtefactsCultural resources Cultural practicesNation: education, Art, literature, the language, media, architecture etc government etc Small culture formationReligion, ideology Statements about Reading and making culture cultureGlobal position & Personal Discourses of and trajectories Constructing rules and politics about ‘culture’, meaningsAffluence, power, Family, ideology, prejudice ancestry, peers, Imagining Self and economies, Cultural acts: outward Otherjuxtaposition with profession etc expressions of Self others and Other Confirming or resisting social structure
  3. 3. Resistance Particular cultural productsNational structures Personal Underlying universal Restraint or trajectories: cultural processes Statements about resource Cultural Shared abilities to cultureGlobal position and experience & read, negotiate and Cultural beliefs and politics formation on make culture practices the go Innovation
  4. 4. Missed complexity of small cultureObservation Prejudice Easy answer formationChildren ‘They don’t use a There are a large variety of possible ‘They are respectful form of ways of showing respect.address their less polite address.’parents by Within this cultural environment than wegiven name ‘We value politeness; using given names is approved by are.’and no title. they don’t.’ parents and does carry respect. In every cultural arrangementChildren are ‘They don’t encourage ‘They are there are rules of formality.expected to open, critical more discussion.’ Within this cultural environmentkeep quiet at formal they are expressed in a particularmeal times ‘We value critical than we ways. There may be other timesunless spoken discussion; they are.’ and places where open, criticalto. don’t.’ discussion is encouraged.

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