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Communication Between Cultures (8TH 13 Edition)by Larry A. Samovar
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This bestselling intercultural communication text gives readers an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES is renowned for being the only text on the market to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Packed with the latest research and filled with numerous compelling examples that force readers to examine their own assumptions and cultural biases, this book helps students understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The book is divided into four interrelated parts: Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action.
About the Author
With Porter, Larry A. Samovar was the first to publish a text in the area of intercultural communication, thus earning status as a "father" of the field. Larry Samovar is a Professor Emeritus of San Diego State University in California With Samovar, Richard E. Porter was the first to publish a text in the area of intercultural communication, thus earning status as a "father" of the field. and Porter were the first authors to publish in this field (with this reader) and are considered the fathers of the field. Richard Porter is emeritus from California State University, Long Beach. 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 M.A. 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 (Thirteenth Edition), co-authoring COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES (Seventh Edition), and "The Cultural Antecedents to Japanese and U.S. Negotiation" in Volume 7 of FREIBERGER BEITRÄGE 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 Executive Coordinator of an international NGO focusing on communication between Japan and the United States. 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. Carolyn Sexton Roy has been a member of the History Department at San Diego State University for more than twenty years. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Studies and a Master of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University. From the University of California at Los Angeles she earned the Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Colonial Latin American History. A Fulbright Fellowship for research in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, began her residence there for nearly a decade. Having lived in Mexico and traveled extensively in Latin America, she is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Her major research and teaching focus has been the social and cultural history of Latin America and the United States.
Table of Contents
1. Communication and Culture: The Challenge of the Future. 2. The Deep Structure of Culture: The Roots of Reality. 3. Worldview: Cultural Explanations of Life and Death. 4. Culture and the Individual: Cultural Identity. 5. Shaping Interpretations of Reality: Cultural Values. 6. Language and Culture: The Essential Partnership. 7. Nonverbal Communication: The Messages of Action, Space, Time, and Silence. 8. Cultural Influences on Context: The Business Setting. 9. Cultural Influences on Context: The Educational Setting. 10. Cultural Influences on Context: The Health Care Setting. 11. Venturing into a New Culture: Becoming Competent.
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