Community, conversation, difference with Eric Aoki

Community, conversation, difference with Eric Aoki

Matt Gusmerotti

Communication studies professor Eric Aoki has explored the notion of community through ethnographic research in the small town of Biola, California, located in the heart of the Central Valley. He talks with “Speaking Well” host Greg Dickinson about the ways in which communication defines community, the forces that reshape our understanding of it and approaches to exploring difference that are not grounded in binary ways of thinking.