Rethinking cultural sensitivity : a response to criticism

Swendson, Carol & Windsor, Carol A. (1996) Rethinking cultural sensitivity : a response to criticism. Nursing Inquiry, 3(2), p. 118.

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We welcome Olga Kanitsaki’s comments on our paper ‘Rethinking cultural sensitivity’ (Nursing Inquiry 1996 3: 3-10) and appreciate the opportunity to respond. The main point we seek to emphasize here is the fundamental difference between our position and that of Kanitsaki. Our analysis is based on the recognition that the term ‘culture’ is historically and politically grounded. Its meaning changes over time and its contemporary usage (and popularity) thus demands explanation. The analytical task we undertook in our work was to emphasize the politics of culture rather than posing the political as one of a number of cultural dimensions (alongside the social, religious or technological)...

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ID Code: 63864
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: colonization, culture, cultural sensitivity, multiculturalism, transcultural nursing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.1996.tb00022.x
ISSN: 1440-1800
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2013 01:47
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 01:49

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