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- Zhu Hua
ISBN-10 1136029761 ISBN-13 9781136029769
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Study Cards on culture, approach, power

What is the critical approach?
It positions culture as a part of macro social practice, contributing to and influenced by power and ideological struggle.
Which four approaches have been presented?
  1. the compositional approach: sees culture as a collection of things
  2. the interpretive approach: regards culture as symbols that can only be captured through thick description
  3. the action approach: views culture as a meaning-making process
  4. the critical approach: places culture as a site of power and ideological structure
How do we deal with complexity of culture in the study of intercultural communication?
To consider culture not as one thing or another, not as a thing at all, but rather as a heuristic, a tool for thinking.
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