Dizionario-interculturale

RESISTANCE

How do I overcome your resistance? By challenging your mindset. And if my  reasoning is compelling/persuasive, you take one step forward . Resistance is the kind of reaction many of us have when facing something new – that “stranger” who arrives in our lives. I believe that this process of pushing through boundaries has always …

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RETROTOPIA

With this term, Bauman describes the partly wistful quest for a past status quo as opposed to the search for the new which is inherent in Utopia. Retrotopia means looking to the past so as to be reassured about an uncertain, troublesome future, where our comfort zones seem threatened by an increasingly diverse world and …

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RHYTHM

An element related to the organization of the duration of sound; linked in antiquity to poetic rhythm, thus resulting in the different durations of syllables, today it is recognised more so for its essentially psychological nature. It is at the heart of the organization of sounds and how these play a fundamental role in intercultural …

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ROUTES

In Laetoli, Tanzania, the fossil footprints of three hominids have been discovered. They date back to over 3.5 million years ago and are the oldest footprints of bipedal primates in history. But the first true walkers in history belong to the genus Homo and appeared about 2 million years ago. They migrated in search of …

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