This text challenges the quantitative, social science perspective on intercultural communication by examining critical issues from diverse perspectives. Key topics include historical and religious perspectives; racial and ethnic issues; cross-cultural adaptation; and methods of researching `other' cultures. The book: * Takes a more criticalltural worldview of intercultural communication. * Includes some of the major thinkers of the contemporary times, including Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama, Anthony Monteiro, and Ali Mazrui. The book is constructed so that professors and students of any cultural group might use it.