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Chapter 14: Future Challenges © 2015, SAGE Publications, Inc.
What will you learn? How will religion, class, gender, race, skin color, and ethnicity, civilization, and nation pose future challenges to intercultural communication? What are some of the threats to and some of the opportunities for future intercultural communication possibilities? © 2015, SAGE Publications, Inc.
Future Challenges Over the past decades, all regions and groups in the world have demonstrated notable improvements in all HDI indicators; unprecedented improvement in human condition worldwide In today’s world of 7 billion people with modern transportation, we are not physically isolated, we recognize our interdependence © 2015, SAGE Publications, Inc.
Religion Cannadine (2013) argues that religion is the oldest source of human identity and conflict In Israel, the Arab world, the former Soviet Union, or any number of other places where religious identity is a central part of many individuals’ identity, any threat to one’s religious beliefs is a threat to one’s identity Oftentimes religious conflict becomes intertwined with ethnic and nationalist causes, as with Catholics in Northern Ireland and Hindu nationalists in India © 2015, SAGE Publications, Inc.
Class Cannadine (2013) identified class, as developed by Marx, as a source of identity; yet since the collapse of Communism, it is no longer pervasive nor an all- encompassing source of identity Several studies have linked class, now defined as economic position in society, to important parts of one’s identity (e.g. marriage choices, child-rearing practices, career choices) Disparity of wealth: 1% of the world’s population controls 46% of the world’s money, property, and other material resources; two-thirds of the world’s population controls no more than 3% of global wealth © 2015, SAGE Publications, Inc.
Gender Cannadine (2013): it is difficult to substantiate that there is such a unifying identity like solidarity among all women

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