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The studying “Praxis What You Breach”: Intercultural Praxis, Impersonation and Stereotyping” by Gordon Nakagawa, discussed the influence of globalization which has invade the world. Therefore, there is need to study and practice intercultural communication with the goal of globalizing the diverse and different global cultures of the world. This includes drawing better theories which concerning the cultural structures and forms of political powers which agreed by different cultures in the world. Through the globalization of intercultural communication, different aspects that affect cultural backgrounds will be brought in conversation for better understanding of the social background of the different people whom forced to interrelate together as a result of globalization. Therefore, the value of intercultural praxis resides in it is capacity to appear and critique how the culture, history and culture associate with communication practices. That can be conducted through couple of steps with the aim of understanding the different cultural aspects of the diverse global population in order to associate well. This includes inquiry, framing, positioning, dialogue, reflection and action. the inquiry process, questions should be asked with the aim of acquiring knowledge about the unknown. The knowledge acquired can be framed and used for educating others. Knowledge about different cultures often include their practices and language. Individuals can intercultural communicate with others from diverse background with common language and strategic position Include an adequate amount of content from the key ideas in the text.

According to Nakagawa, in his article “Praxis What You Breach”: Intercultural Praxis, Impersonation and Stereotyping”, intercultural praxis offers a way out process of critical analysis, reflection and action for effective intercultural communication in the context of globalization (Sorrells, 2013). The concept of intercultural praxis in the article and learning of different global cultures can be used as points of entry. The first part which asserts for inquiry can be used as a point of entry of ask questions in order to form a better understanding of the unknown. The framing step becomes the point which different standpoints, different history and different practices intersect for better position of the points of view. Also, Dialogue becomes the point when conversations can be conducted among different parties which that include reflection of the information we intend to speak out. Finally, a better understanding would be formed and the different individuals can therefore interrelate through the praxis of intercultural communication.

Through the story of the Japanese boy born in America, it is clear that through the process of intercultural praxis, the different cultural practices can be studied and understood with the aim of forming peaceful associations, and interrelates among individuals from different cultural backgrounds.


Nakagawa, G. (2016). Praxis What You Breach: Intercultural Praxis, Impersonation and Stereotyping. In K. Sorrells and S. Sekimoto (Eds.), Globalizing intercultural communication: A reader (pp. 13-22).  Los Angeles: Sage.

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The studying “ The Black Kat in the Hat: Tales of Cultural/Racial Encounter and Challenge”, by Bryant Keith Alexander. With in the goal of globalizing intercultural communication, the adoption of intercultural plays creates a good platform from where cultural racial challenges can be addressed. Through intercultural plays, individuals are able to understand and identify some of the values that are resultant factors of difference cultural backgrounds. This would assist in embracing diverse cultural practices as well as positive association among individuals from different cultures. This plays also provide us with a platform where this cases can be addressed in a more positive manner. “The Black Kat in the Hat” is an example of a narrative that focuses on the importance of intercultural communication. The story narrates two Caucasian boys who because of the rain cannot afford to go outside and play with their friends. They are forced to sit and look through the window of their house with having nothing left to do. In the same moment, a black cat enters the house and tries teaching the children different games which they could play inside the house while it rains outside. The black cat did not only teach the children about creativity but also it widens their imagination, language use and play.

Praxis What You Breach