Intercultural communication: an interdisciplinary approach: when neurons, genes, and evolution joined the discourse

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Abstract

This book is an introduction to Intercultural Communication (IC) that takes into account the much neglected dynamic paradigm of culture in the literature. It posits that culture is not static, context is the driving force for change, and individuals can develop a multicultural mind. It is also the first IC textbook in the field that incorporates insight from evolutionary biology and the newly emerging discipline of cultural neurosciences. Such an interdisciplinary approach provides readers with new angles, encourages critical thinking, and sometimes challenges conventional knowledge in the field. The combination of the author’s multicultural academic and journalistic background contributes to a balance of diverse perspectives and world views on cultural theories and discourses. The book is ideal for courses in Intercultural Communication with study cases, discussion topics and class activities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)9789048536511
ISBN (Print)9789462985414
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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