What if Asterix held the key to understanding others better? At work, with your family, or on a university exchange, you’ve probably already found yourself in a multicultural situation, 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!
Learn more about Anke Middelmann.