Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (217 p.)
Cultural relativism, Intercultural communication, Ethnology
The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine how the concept of "cultural relativism" is used in the current literature pertaining to intercultural communication. This concept is central to much of the work being done on face-to-face intercultural communication, but a preliminary review of that literature indicated ambiguity and lack of concurrence among authors' views regarding the concept. This research was designed to describe the range of authors' views on cultural relativism as well as to provide some historical and critical perspective regarding "cultural relativism."
Trygstad, Ellen Linnea, "Cultural relativism in intercultural communication theory : a descriptive and heuristic study" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4298.