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A critical intercultural communication perspective enables intercultural scholars to glean a more comprehensive and dialogic view of intercultural communication, culture, and identity through critical research methods. More specifically, a critical approach to intercultural communication provides a glimpse of the ways in which structures and contexts of power affect our lives and experiences. Indeed, there are invisible dimensions of intercultural communication, the implicit influencers of intercultural relations, such as the media, government, economy, history, global markets, and popular culture. The common element threaded throughout these dimensions is power, or the constraining force by which larger dominant structures and, sometimes, groups and individuals are able to gain in position and achieve their aims and interests over or against the will of others. Whether it is noticed ...

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