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Intercultural Communication: A Reader

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This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, rhetoric, group, business, education, health care, and organizational. This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles--some commissioned solely for this text--that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in such a way that you can read, understand, and then apply course concepts to your own life.

Synopsis:

Enhance your skills as an effective, culturally aware communicator with INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER (WITH INFOTRAC). You'll find articles — some commissioned solely for this text --that discuss the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as those that investigate the field's latest research and ideas. This reader presents material in context so you can to read, understand and then apply the concepts to your own life to ensure that theyStrengthened by the InfoTrac online resource, this text will teach you what you need to know and help you to apply it to your own life!

About the Author

Larry Samovar, Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he taught for five years. He has also been a visiting scholar at Nihon University in Japan. Additionally, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has presented over one hundred scholarly papers and conducted numerous seminars and workshops at international, national, and regional conferences. His publication list is extensive and encompasses books and articles on intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. Professor Samovar remains active in the academic community and continues to research and write about intercultural and small group communication.Richard E. Porter is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He began his study of intercultural communication in 1967 before there was an established field of inquiry. His work was instrumental in helping establish a foundation and structure for the study of intercultural communication that is widely used today. He has been a co-editor and co-author of intercultural communication books with Larry Samovar since 1970 and with Edwin McDaniel since 2002.Edwin R. McDaniel was most recently Professor of Intercultural Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University, in Japan, where he taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes on intercultural cultural communication and comparative Japan-U.S. culture. He has also been a Japan ICU Foundation Visiting Scholar at the International Christian University in Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and holds MA degrees in both Speech Communication and Asian History. Dr. McDaniel has taught intercultural courses at Arizona State University and San Diego State University, and he remains affiliated with the School of Communication at the latter. His recent publications include co-editing Intercultural Communication: A Reader (13th ed.), co-authoring Communication Between Cultures (7th ed.), and "The Cultural Antecedents to Japanese and U.S. Negotiation" in Volume 7 of Freiberger Beitr?ge zur interkulturellen und Wirtschaftskommunikation . Additional publications include book chapters and journal articles related to culture and intercultural communication. His work has been published in China, Germany and Japan, and also includes numerous juried conference papers. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. McDaniel was in government service for over 20 years, during which time he lived, worked, and traveled in more than 40 countries. He has served as the Executive Coordinator of an international NGO focusing on communication between Japan and the U.S. In those positions, he prepared and presented a wide variety of written and oral presentation to government, corporate, and international representatives and executives. He continues to research a variety of issues related to Japanese ? U.S. intercultural communication and divides his time between Japan and San Diego.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1: APPROACHES TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. Understanding Intercultural Communication: Some Working Principles, Edwin R. McDaniel, Larry A. Samovar, and Richard E. Porter. Culture and Conflict, Harry C. Triandis. Worldview in Intercultural Communication: A Religio-Cosmological Approach, Satoshi Ishii, Donald Klopf, and Peggy Cooke. "Harmony without Uniformity": An Asiacentric Worldview and Its Communicative Implications, Yoshitaka Miike. Pathways of Human Understanding: An Inquiry into Western and North American Indian Worldview Structures, Leo Schelbert. The Cultural Iceberg: Working Across Cultures, John Hooker. 2: CULTURAL IDENTITY: ISSUES OF BELONGING. Constructing, Negotiating and Communicating Jewish Identity in America, Jamie Moshin and Ronald Jackson, II. Living Within Whiteness: A Project Aimed at Undermining Racism, John T. Warren. The Hybrid Identification of Gender Queer: Claiming Neither/Nor Both/And, A. L. Zimmerman and Patricia Geist-Martin. Chinese American Ethnic and Cultural Identity, Sabine Chai and Mei Zhong. What's (not) in a Label?: Understanding Korean American Adoptee Identity Through Self-Identified Labels, Etsuko Kinefuchi. Straddling Cultural Borders: Exploring Identity in Multiple Reacculturation, Chuka Onwumechili, Peter Nwosu, and Ronald Jackson II. 3: INTERNATIONAL CULTURES: UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY. Living Together vs. Going it Alone: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently, Richard E. Nisbett. The Spirituality of "Being," Grace, and Tao in Intercultural Communication, Mary Fong. Communication with Indians, Rajesh Kumar and Anand Kumar Sethi. Dismantling Misconceptions About Islam in Egypt, Polly A. Begley. Intermediated Interpersonal Communication Codes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ann Neville Miller. 4: CO-CULTURES: LIVING IN TWO CULTURES. Unum and Pluribus, Young Yun Kim. Ho´oponopono: A Hawaiian Cultural Process to Conflict Resolution, Charmaine Ka'imikawa. Americans in Black and Brown: Exploring Sources of Intercultural Tensions Between Blacks and Latinos, Peter Nwosu. Which is My Good Leg?, Dawn Braithwaite and Charles Braithwaite. In Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbian Communication and Culture, William F. Eadie. 5: INTERCULTURAL MESSAGES: VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. Language, Culture, and Social Interaction, Justin Charlebois. Dialogue, Argument, and Cultural Communication Codes Between Israeli-Jews and Palestinians, Donald G. Ellis and Ifat Maoz. Public Speaking Patterns in Kenya, Ann Neville Miller. Mexican Dichos: Lessons Through Language, Carolyn Roy. Beyond

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495554189
Subtitle:
A Reader
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
McDaniel, Edwin R.
Author:
Samovar, Larry A.(Larry A. Samovar)
Author:
Samovar, Larry A.
Author:
Porter, Richard E.
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Speech
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures, Peter A. Andersen and Hua Wang. Mexicans and Americans: A Different Sense of Space, Ned Crouch. 6: CULTURAL CONTEXTS: THE INFLUENCE OF SETTING. Japanese Style of Decision Making in Business Organizations, Kazu
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.17x7.32x.77 in. 1.61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Enhance your skills as an effective, culturally aware communicator with INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER (WITH INFOTRAC). You'll find articles — some commissioned solely for this text --that discuss the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as those that investigate the field's latest research and ideas. This reader presents material in context so you can to read, understand and then apply the concepts to your own life to ensure that theyStrengthened by the InfoTrac online resource, this text will teach you what you need to know and help you to apply it to your own life!
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