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Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of Global Living


reviewed by Milton Bennett March 24, 2008

coverTitle: Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of Global Living
Author(s): Joseph Shaules
Publisher: Multilingual Matters, Clevedon
ISBN: 1847690165, Pages: 264, Year: 2007
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Deep Culture appears to be intended for two different contexts and audiences. Depending in which of these contexts an evaluation is located, the book is either more or less successful. One audience is clearly language teachers, supported by the fact that the book is part of a series in which most titles are directed to language issues, published by Multilingual Matters, a house specializing in language learning. Many language teachers are relatively unknowledgeable about the history and current research in the field of intercultural communication, having been trained to treat culture as “everyday behavior” in which one should acquire “communicative competence” (Bennett, Bennett, & Allen, 2003). This often leads to a relatively shallow view of culture, as does a predominant concern with ethnic festivals. For this audience, the introduction of a contrasting idea of “deep culture” is accomplished coherently and persuasively. Given his likely intention to juxtapose “deep” with the implied “shallow”... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 24, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15162, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 10:18:04 AM

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  • Milton Bennett
    Intercultural Development Research Institute
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    MILTON J. BENNETT, Ph.D. is a former professor of intercultural communication at Portland State University, founding director of the Intercultural Communication Institute, and currently the managing director of the Intercultural Development Research Institute. Dr. Bennett is the originator of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and co-developer of its measurement, the Intercultural Development Inventory.
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