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By Phiona Stanley

The premise that intercultural touch produces intercultural competence underpins a lot clarification of backpacker tourism and in-country language schooling. although, if insufficiently problematized, pre-existing buildings of cultural 'otherness' might prevent intercultural competence improvement. this is often nowhere more true than in contexts during which vast disparities of strength, wealth, and privilege exist, and the place such positionings may fit unproblematized. This examine contributes to theoretical understandings of the way intercultural competence develops via intercultural touch occasions via a close, a number of case research of 3 conceptually similar contexts during which Western backpackers examine Spanish in Latin the USA. This event, usually 'bundled' with home-stay, volunteer paintings, social, and vacationer studies, bargains a wealthy set of empirical facts during which to appreciate the character of intercultural competence and the strategies during which it can be constructed. types of a unmarried, context-free, transferable intercultural competence are rejected. as a substitute, feedback are made as to how educators can assist arrange intercultural sojourners by means of scaffolding their intercultural reflections and problematizing their very own intersectional identities and their assumptions. The learn is a serious ethnography with components of autoethnographic mirrored image. The e-book accordingly additionally contributes to improvement of this qualitative study method and gives an empirical instance of its program.

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