IDRInstitute Resources

In addition to a small library of books and articles maintained at our Milan center, IDRInstitute offers a good selection of articles and chapters for on-line access/download. Topics are focused on constructivist approaches to intercultural topics.

Featured Resources

Castiglioni I., Bennett M. (2018) Building Capacity for Intercultural Citizenship. Scientific Research Publishing.

Bennett, M. (2017) Constructivist approach to intercultural communication in Kim, Y (Ed). International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication. Wiley.


Bennett, M. (2016). A constructivist epistemology of hate. In (E. Dunbar, Ed) The psychology of hate crimes as domestic terrorism: US and global issues. Westport, CN: Praeger


Bennett, M. (2016). The value of cultural diversity: Rhetoric and reality. In Sam (Ed), Realizing the full potential of cultural diversity, 5:897. Springer.


Bennett, M. (2015). Intercultural consciousness and the construction of citizenship. Keynote presentation for CFC/FSEA conference, The Formation of Sustainable Citizenship, Monte Carasso, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 2015. 


Castiglioni, I. (2013) Constructing Intercultural Competence in Italian Social Services and Healthcare Organizations. Pedagogical Design, Effectiveness Research, and Alternative Visions for Promoting Ethnorelativism. Jyväskylä Studies in Humanities series, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


Bennett, M. (2013). “Constructivism”; “Intercultural communication”; “Stereotypes/generalizations”; “Ethnocentrism/xenophobia”. Entries in C. Cortes (Ed) Multicultural America: A multimedia encyclopedia.


Bennett, M. & Castiglioni , I. (2004).  Embodied ethnocentrism and the feeling of culture: A key to training for intercultural competence.  In D. Landis, J. Bennett & M. Bennett (Eds.), The handbook of intercultural training (3rd ed, pp. 249-265). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.