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An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community
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Packed with thought-provoking examples, photos, vignettes, quotes, cases, and stories that spark students interest and challenge them to reassess existing viewpoints, the Sixth Edition of An Introduction to Intercultural Communication prepares today s readers to successfully navigate our increasingly global community. Using a historical framework that places current topics in context, author Fred E. Jandt integrates media as a variable in advancing issues and ideas, offers full chapter on women, family, and children and retains his non-biased presentation of all cultures and ethnic groups.New and Continuing Features: An environment-focused box in each chapter discusses how the environment relates to the book s intercultural communication topics. Focus on Theory boxes ground the practical material in communication and social theory.Coverage of immigration has been expanded to reflect current developments. Domestic and global examples have been updated throughout. New and expanded Photo Essays illustrate the main concepts of the text, bringing key points to life for the reader.
Also Available: A NEW companion Web site can be found at www.sagepub.com/jandt6estudy.The password-protected Instructor site features thoughtful test questions, engaging student activities, sample syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations. The free Student site features Web activities and resources, study quizzes, e-Flashcards, and SAGE journal articles. An accompanying reader, Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader (SAGE, 2004; ISBN: 0-7619-2899-5), is also available and can be used alone or in conjunction with this text. The readings support the major concepts of cultural values, language, identities, peace, and globalization that are presented in this vital book.
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Book News Annotation:
For introductory courses in culture and communication at the undergraduate level, Jandt (communication, California State U., San Bernardino) outlines the skills of intercultural communication and how they can be developed by understanding how individuals perceive and react to cultural rules. He covers verbal and nonverbal communication, and how to communicate in unfamiliar settings, recognize the influence of one's own culture, and expand knowledge of other cultures. This edition has a new chapter on women, family, and children; environment and expanded theory boxes in each chapter; expanded coverage of immigration; updated domestic and global examples; and new and expanded photo essays. The two chapters on acculturation have been combined. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Sixth Edition sparks student interest in this ever-changing field with a highly accessible and exciting introduction to the art of effectively communicating across group barriers. It explores the key concepts of communication and culture, addressing: group barriers that make such communication challenging; dimensions of culture; multiculturalism; women, family, and children; and more - while retaining its unique, non-biased appreciation for all cultures and ethnic groups.New to this EditionIncludes an environment focused box in each chapter to discuss how it relates to all the various communication topics Contains expanded coverage of immigration NEW and expanded photo essays NEW two-color interior design
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