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Non-Western Perspectives on Human Communication

Implications for Theory and Practice

What it means to be a self - and a self communicating and being in a particular culture - are key issues interwoven throughout Min-Sun Kim’s impressive text, Non-Western Perspectives on Human Communication. Going beyond cultural descriptions or instructions on adapting to specific cultures, the author interrogates the very core assumptions underlying the study of human communication and challenges longstanding individualistic, Western models on which much intercultural research is based. Kim proposes a non-western way of conceptualizing identity, or the "self" - the cornerstone of cultural research -- illuminating how traditional western and non-western views can be blended into a broader, more realistic understanding of cultures and communication. Grounding her work in a thorough knowledge of the literature, she challenges students and researchers alike to reexamine their approach to intercultural study.

Awareness of these limitations is a crucial preparation for genuine understanding
of cultural identity and human communication. Part IV, "Conclusion," looks at
research and theoretical developments that explore new combinations (
coexistence, synthesis) of individualistic and collectivistic orientations. This
research, as it matures, should lead to better conceptualizations in the field of
human communication. All these sections deal with different, yet related, topics.
In addition, the ...