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Im dritten Raum: von der kulturvergleichenden Differenzbestimmung hin zur Analyse des Wirkungszusammenhang zwischen Imaginationen interkultureller Kompetenz und subjektiver Verortungsstrategien von AkteurInnen der EZ; ein Perspektivwechsel unter Verknüpfung von Ansätzen der postkolonialen Theorie

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Heiß, Sabine

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Abstract In this article we propose a line of argument which emphasizes the correlation between the imagination of intercultural competence and subjective strategies of situating the self (i.e. selfsituating) in a particular context. The presented conclusions are based on an empirical study which employed methods of alternative perspectives. The study's theoretical backbone is supported by postcolonial theories in order to analyze the essential factors guiding the involved actors during situations with inde- \ terminate intercultural properties. We present the (empirical) process in which two employees of the German Development Service and one member of the German embassy were interviewed before and after their respective training seminars. The focus during the interviews was set on the participants' imagination of cultural competence in order to bring to the fore the emergent relationship of individual biographical experiences with strategies of self-situating. \ This studies' results highlight two major features: First, the importance to demonstrate the relation of biographical experiences and the construction of self-situating. Second, it becomes obvious that the analysis of interviews adds value to the preparation processes for professional development actors. Finally, we propose to initiate an alternative perspective for the qualification practices and coaching-processes within the context of development services.
Keywords intercultural skills; intercultural comparison; cultural difference; zone; analysis; coaching; self-organization; phantasy
Classification Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Literature
Document language German
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 53-72
Journal interculture journal: Online-Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Studien, 7 (2008) 6
Issue topic Über die Schwierigkeiten Interkultureller Kommunikation: Räume - Netzwerke - Kooperationen
ISSN 2196-9485
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution