The current trend toward globalization of communication and human relationships calls for a better understanding of the factors acting upon this specific, global kind of communication, where the users of communication are embedded in different cultural contexts. We need to know how different cultural contexts influence interpersonal communication. We need to know how intercultural communication affects the mobility and permanency of cultures. We need to know what sustains our core values and what might be harmful to them. We need a clear definition of what intercultural communication is about. We need to inform about the importance of cultural dialogue and cultural dynamism in order to secure the social bond in times of globalization. In this short text I intend to set out some of the main issues at stake.
Politeja, 2012, Vol 20, Issue 1 Mobility of Cultures. Series: "Jagiellonian Cultural Studies", p. 25-37