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Intercultural Communication

Intercultural communication is a field of study dealing with cultural characteristics, some of which are universal but others are unique to specific groups, as well as investigating attitudes and finding ways to minimize cultural barriers between cultures. When individuals engage in critical thinking to reflect on complex cultural features in other groups, they are able to reach a point where they can accommodate differences in cultures and transform their attitudes.

Culture is a body of knowledge, which is hard to change since it has long been accumulated and inscribed in the mind of people who share it in a given society. However, it also represents ever-changing social phenomena in which the human mind can gradually integrate one knowledge system into another. Edward T. Hall’s maxim that ...

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