In the long-awaited second edition of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication, Milton J. Bennett provides a comprehensive overview of the field from a constructivist perspective. In addition to his insightful analysis, Bennett offers a full complement of classic readings on the topic of intercultural communication, including:
"Science and Linguistics," by Benjamin Lee Whorf
"The Power of Hidden Differences," by Edward T. Hall
"Culture: A Perceptual Approach," by Marshall R. Singer
"Communication in a Global Village," by Dean Barlund
"Cultural Identity: Reflections on Multiculturalism," by Peter S. Adler
A concise and coherent overview of the intercultural field and an amazingly exacting work that challenges our thoughts and inclinations. An outstanding achievement. - Dialogin - The Delta Cultural Academy, Patrick Schmidt
This innovate collection, with its developmental learning focus, explores the core building blocks of intercultural communication. The introductory chapter lays out a coherent, theory-to-practice foundation in explaining everyday intercultural interactions. This timely volume, with its provocative set of essays, illuminates the complexities of intercultural relations. The book will be widely read by educators, trainers, counselors, managers and anyone who is curious about the field of intercultural communication.
A thorough redo of the 1998 edition, Dr. Bennett does an incredible job presenting the key concepts of a complex dynamic, in the process pointing out what we may erroneously be holding onto in the work we do today. He highlights what is needed, and points the way for us to get there.