Category: ECCS2016


Culture, Language and Applied Linguistics: Language Teaching and Cultural Awareness

The role of culture in a field as vast as applied linguistics is so pronounced and vital that even a highly selective overview might not be sufficient to be comprehensive. What follows might be a synoptic account of the role of culture in the realm of applied linguistics. The enigmatic point which even makes the


Mother Goddess in Kerala: Discursive Struggles and Contested Signifiers in a Popular Faith Phenomenon

Mata Amritanandamayi faith is a popular faith phenomenon that began in Kerala, South India during the late 1970s. Over the years, Mata faith has undergone changes informed by and in response to the debates and discussions in the Kerala public sphere, and the sensibilities of an expanding middle-class. The central character of the phenomenon, devotion


Intercultural Education of Pre-Graduate Teacher Training Students From the Perspective of Intercultural Sensitivity: Comparative Insight into the Czech Educational System

The paper focuses on the issue of Czech pre-graduate teacher training students’ intercultural sensitivity within a comparative insight into the Czech educational system. The first part describes some of the most key concepts as well as documents related to intercultural and multicultural education in the Czech Republic, focusing recent development in this field. The latter


Occult and Religious Tattoos Symbols Amongst the Underground Musicians and Fans in East Java, Indonesia.

My research is based primarily on participant observation fieldwork in Surabaya and Sidoarjo, Indonesia. I interviewed 45 musicians and fans of punk rock, hardcore, metal (metal core, death metal, black metal), and ska-punk (rude boy), in which 39 people wore tattoos and 6 others did not. In this research, I use a system of ‘ongoing’


The Good German: Consensus and Dissent in the Development of British Wartime Subversive Propaganda

With particular attention to the Political Warfare Executive (PWE), this paper will examine the way in which British propagandists approached the problem of undermining the morale of German servicemen and civilians during the Second World War. As a subsidiary of both the Ministry of Information and the Foreign Office, PWE’s understanding of Germany played an