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Intercultural Communication by Ling Chen

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Uttaran Dutta and Judith N. Martin

3Theoretical perspectives on communication and cultures

Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of contemporary theoretical perspectives in culture and communication scholarship, based on a review of articles published 2010–2014 in 5 well-known culture and communication journals. The analysis identified four characteristics of each article/abstract: meta/theoretical perspective (critical, interpretive, social science), research context (face to face, mediated etc), focus (intracultural, cross cultural, intercultural), and target cultural group (e.g., African-Americans, Asians, etc); as well as primary topic/s addressed. The review revealed a broad range of topics, foci and contexts. In addition, while the ...

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