Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Paradigms, Principles, & Practices, Second Edition

  • 5h 4m
  • Milton J. Bennett
  • Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • 2013

Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication has been revised and expanded in response to the rapid evolution of multicultural societies and global organizations. These developments demand that our understanding of intercultural communication also evolve into new applications and strategies for success.

In the long-awaited second edition of Basic Concepts, 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

About the Author

Milton J. Bennett served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia, received his doctorate in communication from the University of Minnesota, and has taught communication at Portland State University. He is currently a co-director of The Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. He is also the co-author of American Cultural Patterns, with Edward C. Stewart.

In this Book

  • Basic Concepts Of Intercultural Communication—Paradigms, Principles, & Practices, Second Edition
  • A Constructivist Frame for Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Epistemology and Paradigmatic Confusion
  • Cultural Context and Interaction
  • Intercultural Adaptation
  • Intercultural Practices
  • Science and Linguistics—Benjamin Lee Whorf
  • The Power of Hidden Differences—Edward T. Hall
  • Culture—A Perceptual Approach—Marshall R. Singer
  • Overcoming the Golden Rule—Sympathy and Empathy—Milton J. Bennett
  • Stumbling Blocks in Intercultural Communication—LaRay M. Barna
  • Cultural Assumptions and Value—Edward C. Stewart, Jack Danielian, and Robert J. Foster
  • Communication in a Global Village—Dean Barnlund
  • Beyond Cultural Identity—Reflections on Multiculturalism—Peter S. Adler