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Guntersdorfer, Ivett Rita (2019): From the multilingual to the intercultural in the current German political, academic and pedagogical discourse. In: Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Vol. 14, No. 1: pp. 61-77
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The words multicultural and intercultural are not universal signifiers, as Guilherme and Dietz recently stated in this Journal (2015 Vol.10/1). This article therefore attempts to be culturally conscious scholarship, and draws a picture of the connotations of these expressions in the recent academic and public/political and discourse in Germany in the mirror of the recent intercultural program developments in German academia. Without attempting to provide a concise analysis of the multi-faceted scholarship and policy papers, the article focuses on the interconnectedness and the discrepancy between the political and the academic discourse. The paper points toward a possible integration of these two areas by suggesting a pedagogical approach that explains intercultural through the arts.