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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.
A concise and coherent overview of the intercultural field and an amazingly exacting work that challenges our thoughts and inclinations. An outstanding achievement. - Dialogin - The Delta Cultural Academy, Patrick SchmidtThis innovate collection, with its developmental learning focus, explores the core building blocks of intercultural communication. The introductory chapter lays out a coherent, theory-to-practice foundation in explaining everyday intercultural interactions. This timely volume, with its provocative set of essays, illuminates the complexities of intercultural relations. The book will be widely read by educators, trainers, counselors, managers and anyone who is curious about the field of intercultural communication.A thorough redo of the 1998 edition, Dr. Bennett does an incredible job presenting the key concepts of a complex dynamic, in the process pointing out what we may erroneously be holding onto in the work we do today. He highlights what is needed, and points the way for us to get there.