THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Intercultural Communication on the Frontier 67 and beyond Frontier (Comparative Analysis)

2013. №3, pp. 298-304

Romanova Anna P.  - D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20а Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia ,, arromanova_mail@mail.ru

Topchiev Mikhail S.  - Ph.D. (Political Sciences), Leading Specialist, Astrakhan State University, 20а Tatischev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia,, dc_mail@bk.ru

Саракаева Элина А.  - Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor, Hainan State University, 58 Zhenmin st., Haikou, Meilanqu District, 570100, China, Hainan Province,, kaspregion@inbox.ru

Systems of intercultural communications depend on many factors, e.g. the history of the cultural landscape formation in the area of communication. On frontir areas the specificity ofcommunication lies both in the mobility of borders and the special position of the Other/Stranger in a multicultural society. It is generally a little different than on non-frontier areas. Thus different systems of cultural safety were formed in different local cultural landscapes. The article presents a comparative analysis of the current nature of intercultural communication through the prism of the relationship with a Stranger in the capital of the Russian Federation and in the southern Russian frontier, Astrakhan City. The article shows how a traditional, historically evolved system of relations with other ethnic groups shapes the most tolerant forms of intercultural communication in order to avoid open conflicts.

Key words: frontier,cultural safety,cultural security,stranger,intercultural communications,cultural landscape,saving,protection,xenophobia

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