Table of Contents

1. A Wager on Hope.
2. Culture and Difference.
3. Translation and the Reality of Social Life.
4. Postmodernism and Conversation.
5. The Ideal of Intercultural Learning.
6. The Politics of Intercultural Communication.
7. Critical Cultural Action: Pragmatics, Genealogy, Deconstruction.
8. Conclusion: A New Postmodern Professionalism.