A Poetical Journey

In what ways are theories derived from postcolonialism, whiteness and poststructural feminism implicated in matters of intercultural arts research?

Authored by: Kate Hatton

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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This chapter examines the shaping and forming of intercultural arts research, and poetics of the artistic journey. It will identify some of the implications from postcolonialism (Gandhi, 1998; McLeod, 2000), whiteness (Gillborn, 2008; Picower, 2009) and poststructural feminism (Adams St Pierre, 2010; Cixous, 1998), on the conceptual framing of intercultural arts subjects. Language, narratology, insider/outsider dynamics, whiteness, subjectivities, homogeneity of culture and cultural difference make and remake intercultural creative concerns, as do relationships between the intercultural, interdisciplinary, intersectional and intertextual. Such relationships are embodied within intercultural arts practices. Journeys by creative practitioners, attempting to negotiate art education to form learner and artistic identities, are also noted later on in this text. However, to begin with, I explore notions of intercultural art and intersections with associated research fields, to examine the idea of a working theory of interculturality.

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