This presentation examines the representation of etic and other minorities within the creative writing of an author who is better known as a singer-songwriter, Pete Townshend. Although this presentation is solely focused on Pete Townshend’s creative writing, he has undoubtedly garnered far more acclaim for his musical endeavors. The primary lens that will be used to examine Townshend’s written depiction of minority group individuals is the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (Bennett, 1993). The DMIS will serve as a convenient springboard to discuss selected components of intercultural communication, and the representation of minority groups within the writings of Pete Townshend. Additionally, the DMIS will serve as a catalyst to examine certain ethical considerations for intercultural education stakeholders. Finally, and more pragmatically, the presenter is using it as one of the main paradigms in his doctoral dissertation, and thus has a certain comfort level with it.
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