We live in paradoxical times: technology-driven globalization constantly reduces differences between cultures and online communication has become universal and omnipresent, but cultural and ethnic tensions appear to be on the rise. What is the role of communication in not just helping to resolve but sometimes also in acerbating such conflicts? Drawing on theory and methodology from diverse fields we examine cultural and related differences in communication, we investigate cultural misunderstandings and conflicts in two contrasting European contexts covering four distinct countries: Denmark, Sweden, the UK, and Ireland.
Note: This course was previously named ‘Cross-Cultural Communication’.
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