Martin and Nakayama (2017) identified three approaches to studying intercultural communication and they continued discussing these in this chapter. These are the (1) social science, (2) interpretive, and (3) critical approaches. For this question, reflect on these approaches by considering the following prompts.
Briefly describe how each approach views culture.
Briefly describe how each approach views communication.
Then, discuss which approach to culture seems the most intriguing to you as a student and practitioner of intercultural communication, and why.
Now, discuss which approach to communication seems the most intriguing to you as a student and practitioner of intercultural communication, and why.
Describe an everyday intercultural interaction that sometimes puzzles you, and uses a particular view of culture or communication offered by Martin and Nakayama (2017) that might help you understand this intercultural interaction differently.
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