Multiple Discourses in Developing Intercultural Awareness: Talking about Blocks and Threads
We maintain the block mode of talking is easily converted into cultural prejudice because it stops the possibility for understanding and sharing at the point of tolerating an Other who can never be like ‘us’ – a putting-up with in times of low conflict that can feed aggression at time of high conflict. This is the default mode because of the way in which are wired within a global positioning and politics. The thread mode needs to be nurtured as an alternative form of engagement.
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