IJCH 2017 Vol.3(3): 167-173 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2017.3.3.095

Intercultural Dialogue among the Elderly in Zadar Area, Croatia

Olga Orlić
Abstract—The objective of this paper is to reveal the complexities of the contemporary perceptions and attitudes of the elderly from Zadar and its surroundings about the cultural heritage of the town they live in, including its multicultural history and opportunities for intercultural dialogue offered by the city’s legacy. This paper presents results of the analysis of data obtained by qualitative methodology i.e. by semi-structured interviews carried out with members of the home for the elderly in Zadar during 2016. The analysis and results point to the fact that interviewees in Zadar, due to city's historical context and their own life trajectories have a quite negative approach toward intercultural dialogue, that is not quite in line with the contemporary global discursive promotion of intercultural dialogue as the tool that could help facilitate conflicts raised by multicultural reality.

Index Terms—Intercultural dialogue, multiculturality, tolerance, Zadar, Croatia.

Olga Orlić is with the Institute for Anthropological Research, Ljudevita Gaja 32, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia (email: olga.orlic@inantro.hr)


Cite: Olga Orlić, "Intercultural Dialogue among the Elderly in Zadar Area, Croatia," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 167-173, 2017.

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