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Asterix: does multiculturalism mean giving up your own identity?

​​​Published on 11/01/2024

What if Asterix held the key to understanding others better? You've probably already found yourself in a multicultural situation at work, with your family, or on a university exchange, just like the little Gaul. 

With all its positive aspects... and also a flood of questions: how can we live together when we don't​ speak the same language, don't have the same traditions, or the same references? 

Does living in a multicultural society mean adapting to others? Or even giving up part of your own identity?

In the comics, Asterix and Obelix defend their village against the Roman invasion... but at the same time, they travel and meet people from many other cultures. Thus, Mary Michaelides chose to introduce them to Anke Middelmann. This German professor, who works in France and has lived in the UK for many years, is a senior lecturer in multicultural management and the director of the Global Executive MBA at SKEMA Business School. Discover her reaction to the many stereotypes of the turbulent world of Asterix!

"Makes Sense?" is a podcast from SKEMA Business School. This episode is presented by Mary Michaelides.

Learn more about Anke Middelmann.​

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