About cultural and linguistic blind spots

When interculturalist Edward T. Hall says “culture hides more than it reveals and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants”, he talks about the blind spot we all have on our own culture. What are possible blind spots on our own culture? We can have these blind spots on […]

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How much otherness can we take?

Many of us get a clearer sense of self when we live abroad, or when we travel regularly and dive into different cultures. But how much otherness can we take? The concept of  ‘otherness’ is central to sociological analyses of how majority and minority identities are constructed. In one society, the representation of different groups […]

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