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About This Book
Translating Theory into Practice
Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter's pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions.
In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.
Frequently asked questions
Chapter 1 Studying and Practicing Intercultural Communication
Globalizing Intercultural Communication: Traces and Trajectories
Historicizing the Field Through Intercultural Praxis
What Is Intercultural Praxis?
- Who/what is considered different and why?
- What/who is considered the norm?
- Who/what is diminished or dehumanized when dominant cultural perspectives and practices are normalized?
- What institutions, rhetoric, and discourses are used to normalize, justify, and perpetuate hierarchies of difference? Who benefits?
- How am I personally—and the cultural groups to which I belong—advantaged/disadvantaged by maintaining hierarchies of cultural difference (race, gender, etc.)?
- How can our individual and collective cultural resources be used to envision and enact alternative paradigms that elevate and uplift the human community?