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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader, 2e, 2nd Edition by Jing Yin, Yoshitaka Miike, Molefi Kete Asante

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Sojourning Through Intercultural Communication

A Retrospective

William J. Starosta

This chapter is a personal reflection of William J. Starosta’s 45-year journey to become a transplanetary interculturalist. While Weaver (Chapter 2) recounted his own transformation through his involvement with the interdisciplinary studies of intercultural communication and international relations, Starosta marked his journey by his personal encounters with a variety of theoretical renderings of culture as a central concept of the intercultural communication field. He has travelled from the notion of culture as nation-state to the recognition of culture as an ongoing re(creation), that is, a site of contestations and intersectionalities. His “double-emic” research ...

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