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

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Thinking Dialectically About Culture and Communication

Judith N. Martin and Thomas K. Nakayama

In this chapter, Judith N. Martin and Thomas K. Nakayama advocate the dialectical approach to contemporary research on culture and communication. They offer a comprehensive review of four existing paradigms of intercultural communication: (1) functionalist, (2) interpretive, (3) critical-humanistic, and (4) critical-structuralist in light of the research goal, the intellectual root, the conceptualization of culture, and the relationship between culture and communication. Then, they envision four different ways of research collaboration among paradigms: (1) liberal pluralism, (2) inter-paradigmatic borrowing, (3) multi-paradigmatic collaboration, ...

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