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Intercultural Personhood

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

The concept of intercultural personhood was developed by Young Yun Kim to describe a person who has experienced a fundamental psychic transformation toward an intercultural identity. Akin to the concept of world citizen, intercultural personhood describes an identity that extends beyond the limits of one's original cultural perimeters and transcends apparent cultural differences to acknowledge the interconnectedness among all peoples. The transformation is achieved through prolonged and stressful intercultural communication and adaptation experiences over time, whether through ...

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