Journal of Intercultural Communication, issue 5, 2002

Amardo Rodriguez

Culture To Culturing. Re-imagining Our Understanding Of Intercultural Relations


In this paper I explore the notion that human beings are culturing beings. I contend that the world’s infinite ambiguity is constantly pushing us to construct new and different ways of being and understanding the world. I also argue that verbing our understanding of culture enlarges our understanding of what being human means and, moreover, expands moral action by locating our humanity within a world with an inherent moral potentiality. Finally, I discuss the nature of this emergent morality and the theoretical implications that this emergent quantum understanding of culture brings to bear on intercultural communication theory.

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