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    Youth, Intercultural Learning and Cultural Politics in Europe: Some Current Debates


    Titley, Gavan (2008) Youth, Intercultural Learning and Cultural Politics in Europe: Some Current Debates. Youth Studies Ireland, 3 (1). pp. 3-14. ISSN 1649-8747

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    Abstract

    Intercultural education has been central to the field of European youth work since at least the 1960s, and arguably it has been one of its most formative influences and projects. Currently the field of intercultural education is subject to intense debate concerning its relevance to young people in diverse, multicultural environments. This article examines some of the ways in which intercultural learning has become inflated and over-burdened, and relates this to a general culturalisation of political education and the problematics of ‘culture’ as an over-determining concept. The argument is developed theoretically and through a discussion of research stemming from intercultural education training courses. In conclusion the article suggests some ways in which intercultural education can be re-politicised and reinvented.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Intercultural learning; cultural politics; youth in Europe; anti-racism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies
    Item ID: 4609
    Depositing User: Gavan Titley
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 16:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Youth Studies Ireland
    Publisher: Irish Youth Work Centre
    Refereed: Yes
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