There are loads of books on intercultural communication. I would say it's a jungle out there, and you can very easily get lost, waisting your time with going through piles of worthless reading. Durrer's book is much more than it promises. It goes way beyond visual and intercultural communication. And in that it is a beacon in the jungle. The book will shed light on various verbal and non-verbal forms in which communication takes place and thus, will ultimately make you more aware when you communicate across cultures. But be aware - the prize for being a better communicator is high. It is not about learning in terms of expertise of any otherness but rather of involving yourself, self-awareness, and ultimately self-knowledge. The cocktail you get with Durrer's book is rich both in its depth and linguistic versatility. What a pearl - enjoy!
Norbu on www.amazon.co.uk (4 June 2011)
WAYS OF PERCEPTION. On Visual and Intercultural Communication
White Lotus Press, Bangkok, 2006, ISBN 974-4800-92-5
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