From distance and uncertainty to research and pedagogy in the borderlands: Implications for the future of intercultural communication
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Thus, their new subjectivity emerges in the process of drawing borders around their old subject positions, a process that constitutes them as nascent specular border intellectuals. Their contemplation of the condition of their lives represents a freedom, or at least an attempt to have freedom, from the politics of imaginary identification and opposition, from conflation of identity and location, and so on ‐ in short, from the varied and powerful forms of suturing that are represented by and instrumental in the construction of their sedimented culture. The process of decoding as well as the emerging command of literacy permits them a gradual shift from the confines of the imaginary to the outer edges of the symbolic realm.
Cooks, Leda M., "From distance and uncertainty to research and pedagogy in the borderlands: Implications for the future of intercultural communication" (2001). Communication Theory. 14.