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

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Moving the Discourse on Identities in Intercultural Communication

Structure, Culture, and Resignifications

S. Lily Mendoza, Rona T. Halualani, and Jolanta A. Drzewiecka

In this chapter, S. Lily Mendoza, Rona T. Hualualani, and Jolanta A. Drzewiecka advocate an alternative communication-based framework for theorizing culture and identity. They note that the past conceptualizations of identity in the functional and interpretive research traditions are inadequate to capture the complexity and volatility of identity. They embark on the task of theorizing identity as a dynamic and multi-faceted process through the conjunction of the critical and interpretive approaches. In their innovative approach, they define identities as projects, performed ...

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