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ERIC Number: EJ995966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Third Spaces of Dialogue for Multi-Faith Realities
Zaver, Arzina
Religious Education, v108 n1 p88-100 2013
This article focuses on the need for dialogue in the form of a "third space" for multi-faith realities. In exploring the idea of a "third space," the author draws on the use of the term borrowed from Homi Bahha. Third space, as it is defined in the context of this article, understands the complexities of hybridity, or multiple identities, as experiences by adolescents in the contemporary climate. Dialogue, it is argued, is a necessary component through which adolescents can speak to the complexities of bridging multiple worlds and identities. The argument ultimately rests in language and dialogue's ability within the third space to reframe and eliminate dichotomies and create a "pluralistic identity" in which the individual's holistic self is nurtured and developed. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada