In the long-awaited second edition of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication, Milton J. Bennett provides a comprehensive overview of the field from a constructivist perspective. In addition to his insightful analysis, Bennett offers a full complement of classic readings on the topic of intercultural communication, including:
• “Science and Linguistics,” by Benjamin Lee Whorf
• “The Power of Hidden Differences,” by Edward T. Hall
• “Culture: A Perceptual Approach,” by Marshall R. Singer
• “Communication in a Global Village,” by Dean Barlund
• “Cultural Identity: Reflections on Multiculturalism,” by Peter S. Adler
Milton J. Bennett served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia, received his doctorate in communication from the University of Minnesota, and has taught communication at Portland State University. He is currently a co-director of The Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. He is also the co-author of American Cultural Patterns, with Edward C. Stewart.