Domain Cross-cultural literacy


The capacity to move and translate between different cultures can lead to transnational or cosmopolitan belonging, and a heightened sense of cultural citizenship. People have varying capacities to move and translate between different cultures. For some this literacy takes the form of cross-cultural consumption, including knowledge and appreciation of different cuisines, the arts and media. However, other people take on more formal roles as mediators between different cultures through language, social networks or developing organisational links. Such cross-cultural literacies have been recognised by government policies and programs which emphasise 'bridging' or 'intercultural' capacities as a measure of successful multicultural citizenship.

Research Unit in Public Cultures