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Mreže identiteta
Identity Networks

Author(s): Branimir Stojković
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: identity network; Intercultural communication; intracultural communication; dimensions of identity; native/strange/foreign; ascribed similarity.

Summary/Abstract: Intercultural communication is very complex process which is approachable from many different perspectives. One of them is identity networks and identity negotiation approach - based on identity difference of participants in intercultural communication. Having in mind plurality of identities this paper attempts to point to some of them which are the most relevant from intercultural point of view. There are ten relevant dimension of identity: cultural identity, ethnic identity, gender identity, personal identity, role identity, relational identity, facework identity, symbolic identity, identity of civilization and homeland identity. Then, a comparison is made between intracultural and intercultural communication and analysis shows continuum of homo-hetero and existence of trinity native/strange/foreign. Final part of the paper demonstrate how ascribed similarity of participants - as generator of stereotypes - hampers intercultural communication.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 353-362
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian