Education and Intercultural Identity offers a dialogue between influential authors Zygmunt Bauman and Agostino Portera that reflects on and discusses contemporary events and issues relating to the crisis of global normativity, education and intercultural identity.

Centered around a previously unpublished dialogue between Bauman and Portera, the book contains an extended introduction by Riccardo Mazzeo that traces key themes in the dialogue and highlights the importance of education in our globalized world. The book highlights that intercultural and multicultural education is the best developed model to meet modern day challenges that include religious pluralism, pollution, and conflict. It also contains timely material relating to significant issues affecting society today; including the refugee crisis, rising authoritarian nationalism, and the risks and challenges of globalisation and sustainability.

This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars and students in the fields of intercultural education, sociology and the sociology of education.

part I|14 pages


chapter |12 pages


ByRiccardo Mazzeo

part II|51 pages

The dialogue between the authors

chapter 1|14 pages

Risks and challenges of globalization, interdependence and cultural pluralism

ByZygmunt Bauman, Agostino Portera

chapter 2|12 pages

Religious pluralism

Clash of civilizations or opportunity of encounter? Relational, not hierarchical approach
ByZygmunt Bauman, Agostino Portera

chapter 3|9 pages

Pollution and loss of biodiversity

Is the human species at risk ofextinction?
ByZygmunt Bauman, Agostino Portera

chapter 4|14 pages

Identity in a time of glocalization and liquid modernity

ByZygmunt Bauman, Agostino Portera

part III|7 pages


chapter |5 pages


ByAgostino Portera