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Intercultural Communication

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:26.10.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:KSK_067LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Communication Sciences; Library ScienceTarget Audience:Health Management; Communication Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Deniss Hanovs
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Faculty of Communication
The Head of Structural Unit:Anda Rožukalne
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, kfkoatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67409183
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (count)4Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours24
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (count)3Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes6
Total Contact Hours16
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Not required.
Objective:
The objective of the course is to stimulate students’ critical, analytical thinking and to expand their cultural competence in the context of Latvian globalised society and cultural diversity.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction to intercultural communication. The concept of culture and the concept of diversity.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
2Time and space in the intercultural communication process. Guest lecture: A visit to the Riga Synagogue and a visit to the Jewish Cultural House. The lecture will be read by Gita Umanovska. See you at the synagogue! Address: Riga Old Town, 6/8 Peitavas Street. Men should wear a hat or have a scarf to cover their head with! The time will be announced shortly before the lecture, please check your email!Lectures1.00other
Classes2.00other
3Cultural memory, memory construction, cultural memory trauma, cultural footprint theory: J. Asmans, S. Grinblats, P. Nora.Lectures1.00auditorium
4“Otherness”, the image of enemy and political protest in culture. J. Butler and the concept of gender.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Radical cultures. Skinheads - an ideology or a costume? Radicalism and visual image - contradictions and surprises? “Green skinheads” and skinheads against racism. Presentations of student papers on urban subcultures.Lectures1.00auditorium
6The different, empire, and cultural politics: an analysis of postcolonial theories and politics. The concept of nation in modern society. Commercial patriotism.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Intercultural dialogue: the case of Latvia. Does anyone need integration? What is happening to the Latvian nation and the Latvian people? What is the position of Latvian minorities?Lectures1.00auditorium
8Hybridity of culture. Concepts of Peter Burke and Zygmunt Bauman.Lectures1.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction to intercultural communication. The concept of culture and the concept of diversity.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
3Cultural memory, memory construction, cultural memory trauma, cultural footprint theory: J. Asmans, S. Grinblats, P. Nora.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Radical cultures. Skinheads - an ideology or a costume? Radicalism and visual image - contradictions and surprises? “Green skinheads” and skinheads against racism. Presentations of student papers on urban subcultures.Lectures1.00auditorium
6The different, empire, and cultural politics: an analysis of postcolonial theories and politics. The concept of nation in modern society. Commercial patriotism.Lectures0.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
7Intercultural dialogue: the case of Latvia. Does anyone need integration? What is happening to the Latvian nation and the Latvian people? What is the position of Latvian minorities?Lectures1.00auditorium
8Hybridity of culture. Concepts of Peter Burke and Zygmunt Bauman.Lectures1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Expedition through the space of Riga, analysing subcultures, which will be discussed in groups of students in person; students write essays on the chosen topic (list of topics in the course description in e-studies).
Assessment Criteria:
On a 10 point scale, according to the presentation in groups, quality of the essays and the exam grade.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students get an idea of the turning points of culture.
Skills:Skills to develop analysis of cultural diversity, interpret it with theoretical texts, to form a discussion on cultural policy in Latvia.
Competencies:Students are competent in forming an intercultural position, reacting to expressions of racism, forming a civic position.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Gircs K. Kultūru interpretācija. – Rīga: 1998., lpp. 10.-37.
2Hallam E., Street B. Cultural encounters – representing “otherness”. – pp. 1 – 10.
3Liotārs Ž. F. Postmodernais stāvoklis. Pārskats par zināšanām. Rīga, 2008. - lpp. 68-113.
4Castells M. The Rise of the Network Society. – pp. 429 – 468.
5“Bīstamie sakari: seno fobiju šodiena Latvijā” (krājums ir e-studijās pdf formā)
6Nora P. Between Memory and History. Representations, Vol. 26 Spring, 1989, pp. 7-24.
7Skudra O. Historical Themes and Concepts in the Newspapers Diena and Vesti Segodnya in 2009. In: Muižnieks N. The Geopolitics of History. Pp. 139-175. (no pdf faila „10. nodarbībai)
8Dribins L. Citādais un svešais nacionālo attiecību skatījumā. Multikulturalisms Latvijā: teorija un prakse. – lpp. 42. – 50.
9Apinis V. Iecietība jūdaismā: ebreji attieksmē pret pasauli un citādo. Tēraudkalns V. Skulte I., Hanovs D. (red.) Antisemitisms un islamofobija Latvijā – pagātne, aktuālā situācija, risinājumi. – Rīga, 2006. – 18. – 28. lpp.
10Cimdiņa A. Dissidence and Soviet Latvian Poetry: the 1960s. In: Rebellion and Resistance, 2009. – pp. 85-101.
11Ārente H. Totalitārisma izcelsme. – lpp. 415 – 468.
12Habermas J. Struggles for Recognition in the Democratic Constitutional State In: Taylor C. Multiculturalism, pp. 107-148.
13Mohammadi – Sreberny A. The Many Cultural Faces of Imperialism. In: Beyond cultural imperialism : globalization, communication and the new international order / ed. by Peter Golding and Phil Harris. – pp. 49 – 68.
14Hanovs D. Can postcolonial theory help explain Latvian politics of integration? Reflections on contemporary Latvia as a postcolonial society, 2016, In: Journal of Baltic Studies 47(1):1-21
15Smith A. D. The Rites of Nation: elites, mases and the re-enactment of the national past. p. 21-37. In: The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation Building, Routledge, 2014.
16Castells M. Cities and Social Theory. – Blackwell, pp. – 34 – 70.
17Kluczewska-Klich B. Public Space and Private Places within the City. In:Frontiers and Identities. Cities in Regions and Nations, 2008. – pp. 17- 28
18Zirne S. Par katliem un dvēselēm:ēdiena gatavošana un dzimte urbānā latviešu mājsaimniecībā. lpp. 157-174. Dzimtes konstruēšana II., Rīga, 2014.
19Heath J., Potter A. Nation of Rebels. Why Countercultures became Consumer Cultures. – pp. 98-134.
20Chevalier M., Mazzalovo G. Pro Logo. Brands as a factor of progress.- pp.70.-88.
21Tisenkopfs T. Izraidīšana no supermarketa. Uzburtā vieta. Rīga, 2007. - lpp. 74-90.
22Mitter P. The Hottentot Venus and Western Man: reflections on the construction of beauty in the West. – pp. 35 – 50.
23Dei F. Gender and roles from an anthropologist`s point of view. In: Political systems and definition of gender roles. – Pisa, 2001. – pp. 225 – 233.
24Forst R. A critical theory of multicultural toleration. In: Laden A., Owen D. (eds.) Multiculturalism and Political Theory. – Cambridge, 2007. – p. 292-303.
25Barry B. Culture and Equality. An Egalitarian Critique of Multiculturalism. Harvard, 2001.
Additional Reading
1Belohradsky V. Drei Dämonen.// Lettre internationale. Nr. 96/2012. S. 36-38.
2Bowman-Grieve L., Exploring “Stormfront”: A Virtual Community of the Radical Right // Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Vol. 32, No. 11, 2009. 989-1007
3Gasser U., Palfrey J. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. New York., 2008
4Gerstenfeld P., Grant D., Chiang C., Hate Online: A Content Analysis of Extremist Internet Sites //Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2003. P. 38 -39.
5Fengshu Liu, ‘Politically indifferent’ nationalists? Chinese youth negotiating political identity in the internet age // European Journal of Cultural Studies, February 2012: 15, P. 55
6Muiznieks N. (ed.), How Integrated is Latvian Society? Riga, 2010.
7Muiznieks N., Zelče V. (red.), Karojošā piemiņa. 16. marts un 9. maijs. Rīga, 2011.
8Sampedro V., Introduction: New Trends and Challenges in Political Communication// The International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2011.- P. 431-439.
9Annus, E. 2012. The Problem of Soviet colonialism in the Baltics. Journal of Baltic Studies, Vol. 43, Number 1: 21-45
10Assmann, J. 2000. Das kulturelle Gedächtnis. Schrift, Erinnerung und politische Identität in frühen Hochkulturen [Cultural memory. Script, remembering and political identity in early high cultures]. Frankfurt am Main: Becksche Reihe.
11Assmann, A. 2012. “Transformatsii novogo rezhima vremeni” [Transformations of the new time mode]. Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 116: 16–31.
12Bal, M. 2006. Kulturanalyse [Analysis of Culture]. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Taschenbuch.
13Bhabha, H. K. 1994. The Location of Culture. New York: Routledge.
14Birgerson, S. M. 2002. After the Breakdown of a Multi-ethnic Empire: Russia, Successor States and Eurasian Security. Conn: Praeger.
15Buck-Morss S. Theorizing Today: The Post-Soviet Condition. Accessed February 15, 2013.
16Chakrabarty, D., 2000. Provincializing Europe. Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
17Chibber, V., 2013. Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. London, New York: Verso.
18Cooper, F. 2012 Kolonialismus denken: Konzepte und Theorien in kritischer Perspektive [Thinking Colonialism: Concepts and Theories from a Critical Perspective]. Frankfurt: Campus.
19Cooper, F. 2005. “Postcolonial Studies and the Study of History.” In Postcolonial studies and beyond, edited by Loomba, A., Kaul, S., Bunzl, M., Burton, A., Esty, J., 401–422. Durham and London: Duke University Press.
20Galbreath, David J. Still "Treading Air"? Looking at the Post-Enlargement Challenges to Democracy in the Baltic States. Demokratizatsiya. Winter 2008, Vol. 16 Issue 1: 87-96.
21Grabher, G. and Stark, D., eds. 1997. Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages and Localities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
22Götz N., Hackmann J. 2003. Civil Society in the Baltic Sea Region. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
23Hanovs, D., Teraudkalns, V. 2012. “Denying the Other in the Cyber Space: Democracy and Political Culture in Latvia. Analysis of the Internet Campaign “For Mother Tongue” (November 2011)”. In Ethnicity. Towards the Politics of Recognition in Latvia
24Hanovs, D. 2011. “What Should be Done with the Other? Ethnic Diversity in Integration Policy in Latvia.” Ethnicity 4: 33–54.
25Hanovs, D. 2011. “Latvian Parliamentary Elections 2011: Virtual Democracy, Flash Mobs and the Rise of “National Alliance”. Ethnicity 5: 24–42. A
26Etkind, A., Uffelmann, D., Kukulin, I., eds. 2012. Tam, vnutri. Praktiki vnutrennei kolonizatsii v kul’turnoi istorii Rossii [There, inside. Internal Colonization Practices in the Cultural History of Russia], 6–52. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozreni
27Ījabs, I., 2013. “No mīļotajiem nešķirieties” [Don’t Part With Your Loved Ones]. Rigas Laiks, February.
28Mintaurs, M. 2012. “Katram var but savs prieksstats par taureni” [Everyone may have their own idea of a butterfly. Latvju teksti 10.
29Nora P. 1998. Zwischen Geschichte und Gedächtnis [Between History and Memory]. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer.
30Neimanis, G. J. 1997. The Collapse of the Soviet Empire: A View from Riga. London: Praeger.
31Račevskis, K. 2006. K. Towards a Postcolonial Perspective on the Baltic States In Baltic Postcolonialism. On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics. edited by Kelertas, V. 165-186. Amsterdam/ New York: Rod