Introduction and Overview

Authored by: Pamela Burnard , Elizabeth Mackinlay , Kimberly Powell

The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138909939
eBook ISBN: 9781315693699
Adobe ISBN: 9781317437260


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Intercultural contact and interaction has become ubiquitous in today’s complex, globalizing world where arts engage cultures and cultures frequently intermingle. For artists, scholars, teachers, researchers and students of culture and the arts today, the nature and impact of ‘intercultural arts’, particularly in different disciplines and practices, can mean many things. Turning theory and research into informed practice is not easy. At present there is no single text that brings together the significant literature about what ‘intercultural arts’ might mean, and how the concept could be defined and enacted.

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