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

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Encounters in the Third Space

Links Between Intercultural Communication Theories and Postcolonial Approaches1

Britta Kalscheuer

In this chapter, Britta Kalscheuer explores the possibility of incorporating postcolonial theory into intercultural communication scholarship from a German perspective. She begins her theoretical excursion by briefly describing the development of intercultural communication as a field of study in the United States. Like Leeds-Hurwitz (Chapter 1), Kalscheuer credits Edward T. Hall for founding the intercultural communication field with his groundbreaking work on nonverbal messages and communication contexts. She then addresses some fundamental issues in intercultural communication theory and research: (1) an overemphasis ...

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