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Simulacrum and interculturality between sign production and identification process.
Simulacrum and interculturality are concepts that appear to have nothing in common at first view but they both appear to be characteristic phenomena of our current era. While the term simulacrum circumscribes alienated approaches to reality in a world represented by-and made of-technological advancements, the emergence of the question of interculturality, although it could imply misunderstandings between different cultures, represents hopes for cultural conciliations and mutual appreciations. Whereas distances between cultures seem to disappear because of modern information technology, different cultural positions have become more entrenched in the real world. Not only do we misconstrue and distrust other cultures, we are gradually alienated from our own cultural traditions as well. The question of identity seems to be central in cases of both simulacrum and interculturality. Simulacrum and interculturality stem from different discourses and are developed under different conditions, but they intend to address similar problems that are concealed behind the concepts of sign production and identity theory. In order to expound upon the similarities, the mechanism of sign production and identification process, with regard to both concepts, is to be examined in this paper. The concrete questions the author has formulated to examine this issue are: how are signs produced and referred to their origin? How can identification process be traced? Bearing the aforementioned problem areas in mind, the main objective of this analysis is to reveal the structure of sign production and identification process. In order to achieve this goal, the argumentation of this analysis is divided into five sections. In the first section, problems concerning sign production and identification process as they relate to terms like original, model, copy, and simulacrum will be explained. As a second step, characteristics of different interpretations of simulacrum, from Baudrillard to Deleuze, will be compared. In the third section, theories about culturality and cultural identity are taken into consideration and are implemented by way of comparison with relevant intercultural concepts in the fourth section. At last, similarities between culture and interculturality/original and simulacrum will be interrelated with each other as a conclusion of this analysis.
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