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International aid and development: hearing multilingualism, learning from intercultural encounters in the history of OxfamGB

Footitt, H. (2017) International aid and development: hearing multilingualism, learning from intercultural encounters in the history of OxfamGB. Language and Intercultural Communication, 17 (4). ISSN 1470-8477

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2017.1368207

Abstract/Summary

This article explores the context of intercultural relations in the field of international aid and development. Examining the archives of a large UK-based transnational NGO (OxfamGB) through a detailed reading of its own sixty year long archived story, the article seeks to reimagine the 'contact zones' of aid and development as multilingual and intercultural. In doing so, it offers an empirically-grounded account of intercultural relations within a transnational institution, and seeks both to provide additional understandings of the politico-social power dynamics which frame such intercultural fields, and to contribute to current critiques of Western donor 'upward accountability' in development with its focus on the contractual, the standard and the quantifiable.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Modern European Histories and Cultures
ID Code:72310
Additional Information:Special issue, 'Education and migration: language foregrounded'.
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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