Intercultural Thinking Readings and Resources

Intercultural Thinking: You will

  • evaluate generalizations about cultural groups,
  • analyze how cultural beliefs might affect communication across cultures,
  • evaluate how specific approaches to global issues will affect multiple cultural communities, and
  • untangle competing economic, religious, social or geographical interests of cultural groups in conflict.


Intercultural Thinking Readings and Resources

Adichie, Chimamanda. “The Danger of a Single Story”

“Ad Access: John H. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History.” Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Choi, Amy S. “What Americans Can Learn from Other Food Cultures.”Ideastedcom. TED, 18 Dec. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2015. <>.


Estes, Thomas H., et al. “Cultural Literacy: What Every Educator Needs to Know.” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 1988. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Lassiter, Eric. “Anthropology and Culture.” Invitation to Anthropology. 4th ed. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.


Patterson, Troy. “What Does Every American Need to Know Today?” 3 Oct. 2013. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Schweizer, Bernard. “Cultural Literacy: Is It Time to Revisit the Debate?” NEA Higher Education Journal. Fall 2009. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Tyre, Peg. “I’ve Been a Pariah for So Long.” The Politico 50. Sept/Oct 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


Other resources: 

Returning to the Cultural Literacy Debate


The Republic of the Imagination by Azar Nafisi


Create Dangerously author Edwidge Danticat is profiled with an excerpt


Exit Through the Giftshop clip (Banksy – identity and art, the subversive role of art)


Art and Craft Explores How One Forger Duped More than 45 Museums” (Mark Landis and the value of art, a contemplation of the culture of the art world)


“A Class Divided” The Jane Elliot Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Experiment


“’Judging America’ Series Captures Nation’s Sterotypes”