16. Facing the future: some reflections
Face, Communication and Social Interaction - Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini
Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini [+]
University of Huddersfield
Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Politeness Research and has published articles on face and politeness and politeness in the workplace.
The ruminations that follow are not intended as a scholarly exposition but rather as provocations that poke at our comfortable (Western or Eastern) ethno-centrism, disturb our confidence in the transparency of the ‘culture’ in which we have grown up, question our knowledge of other ‘cultures’, and unsettle our confidence in the ability to ‘read’ the ‘face’ of the Other in interaction.