Between Identity and Diversity

by Beatriz Penas-Ibáñez (Volume editor) María Carmen López-Sánez (Volume editor)
©2006 Edited Collection 268 Pages


This volume explores the relation between identity and diversity as the essential condition of interculturalism, and the sometimes positive, sometimes negative, role that identity and diversity play within intercultural dialogue in an increasingly globalised world. An international conference, in Madrid, October 2003, brought together scholars from four continents and allowed them to share their knowledge and learn about the issues of «identity and diversity: philological and philosophical reflections». The present volume contains a selection of the conference papers. The contributors explore the dynamics of identity as a process open to differences. Although identity and difference are not exclusively discursive, it is discourse and natural language that incorporate them.


ISBN (Softcover)
Narrative identity Identität Verschiedenheit Madrid (2003) Identity Diversity Globalization Discursive construction Interkulturalität Intercultural dialogue Kongress
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 268 pp.

Biographical notes

Beatriz Penas-Ibáñez (Volume editor) María Carmen López-Sánez (Volume editor)

The Editors: Beatriz Penas Ibáñez (M.A. Linguistics S.U.N.Y.A.B. U.S.A.), (M.A. English Philology, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain), (Ph.D. English Philology, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain) is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She specialises in Semiotics, Pragmalinguistics and American Literature. She is member of the advisory board of specialised journals: The Hemingway Review, Miscelánea, Cuadernos de Investigación Filológica, Journal of English Studies. She has published several books. María Carmen López Sáenz (M.A. Philosophy, UAB), (M.A. Sociology and Political Sciences Barcelona UAB), (Ph.D. Philosophy, UAB) is Senior lecturer in Philosophy at the UNED (Madrid). She specialises in Contemporary Philosophy: Existential Phenomenology, Hermeneutical Philosophy, Aesthetics, and the Frankfurt School. She is the author of a good number of articles in specialised journals. She has also published books on Marcuse, phenomenology, Art.


Title: Interculturalism