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Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication

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Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication examines intercultural communication through an array of cultural and personal perspectives, with each of its contributors writing a first-person account of his or her experiences in the real world. While most readers are collections of scholarly essays that describe intercultural communication, Our Voices presents short, student-oriented readings chosen with an eye toward engaging the reader. Collectively, the readings tackle the key areas of communication--rhetoric, mass communication, and interpersonal communication--using a uniquely expansive and humanist perspective that provides a voice to otherwise marginalized members of society. Praised by students for its abundance of short, first-person narratives, Our Voices traverses topics as diverse as queer identity, racial discourse in the United States, "survival mechanisms" in Jamaican speech, and codes of communication in nontraditional families.

Empowering and educating students in equal measure, Our Voices is an ideal reader for any intercultural communication course.

Synopsis:

Our Voices is a distinctive reader for the intercultural communication course, featuring the actual voices of contributors writing from their own particular cultural setting. While most readers are collections of scholarly essays that describe intercultural communication, Our Voices presents short, student-oriented readings that are first person narratives chosen with an eye toward engaging the reader. Collectively, the readings tackle key areas of communication: rhetoric, mass communication, and interpersonal communication, but they do so with an unusually expansive perspective that gives a voice to folks that are often marginalized.

The new edition will expand on its treatment of Arab Americans, and the Muslim world in general, and will ratchet back some of the 4th editions timely but now pass treatment of 9-11 specifically.

This is the book that presents first-person essays, from a broad and inclusive array of cultures, which are short and engaging enough to keep students' interest. It is an ideal supplement for any Intercultural text.

About the Author

Bowling Green State University; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; San Francisco State University

Table of Contents

* = New to this edition

Acknowledgments

Introduction, Alberto González, Marsha Houston, and Victoria Chen

Part I: Naming Ourselves

*1. Imagining Identity within Community: Musings on Tripmaster Monkey, Victoria Chen

*2. The Obama Presidency and the (Re)Framing of African American Identity, Marcus Coleman

3. Dis/orienting Identities: Asian Americans, History, and Intercultural Communication, Thomas Nakayama

*4. Osage Naming Ritual as a Form of Cultural Identity, Steven B. Pratt, Merry C. Pratt, and Rozilyn Miller

5. Names, Narratives, and the Evolution of Ethnic Identity, Dolores V. Tanno

Part II: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender

*6. Women and Islam: A Muslim Feminist Perspective, Hoda Al-Mutawah

7. Jewish and/or Woman: Identity and Communicative Style, Sheryl Perlmutter Bowen

*8. Tyler Perry: The (Self-Appointed) Savior of Black Womanhood, Robin Means Coleman

9. When Miss America Was Always White, Navita Cummings James

10. Black Queer Identity, Imaginative Rationality, and the Language of Home, Charles I. Nero

*11. Navigating the Third Space with Double Consciousness: South Asian Indian Women in the American Workplace, Suchitra Shenoy

12. Constructing U.S. American Jewish Male Identity, David E. Weber

Part III: Representing Cultural Knowledge in Interpersonal and Mass Media Contexts

*13. Sister-Friends: Reflections on Black Women's Communication in Intra- and Intercultural Friendships, Nekita Huling, Creshema Murray, and Marsha Houston

14. The Rhetoric of La Familia among Mexican Americans, Margarita Gangotena

15. When Mississippi Chinese Talk, Gwendolyn Gong

16. The Reason Why We Sing: Understanding Traditional African American Worship, Janice D. Hamlet

17. Latina/o Experiences with Mediated Communication, Diana I. Ríos

*18. "I Am Not Jamal": Asian Indians, Simplistic Perceptions, and the Model Minority Myth, Pravin Rodrigues

19. Native American Culture and Communication through Humor, Charmaine Shutiva

Part IV: Celebrating Cultures

*20. Hispanic Heritage Month: Not for Members Only, Alberto González and Jennifer Willis-Rivera

21. Capturing the Spirit of Kwanzaa, Detine L. Bowers

22. Communicating Good Luck during the Chinese New Year, Mary Fong

23. Hybrid Revivals: Ethnicity and South Asian Celebration, Radha S. Hegde

Part V: Valuing and Contesting Languages

24. Identity and Struggle in Jamaican Talk, Dexter B. Gordon

25. The Power of Wastah in Lebanese Speech, Mahboub Hashem

26. Broadening the View of Black Language Use: Toward a Better Understanding of Words and Worlds, Karla D. Scott

27. Confessions of a Thirty-Something Hip-Hop (Old) Head, Eric King Watts

Part VI: Living in Bicultural Relationships

28. Sapphire and Sappho: Allies in Authenticity, Brenda J. Allen

29. Creating a Family across Race and Gender Borders, Marlene Fine and Fern Johnson

30. "I Know It Was the Blood": Defining the Biracial Self in a Euro-American Society, Tina M. Harris

31. Struggling for Identity: Multiethnic and Biracial Individuals in America, Mona Freeman Leonard

Part VII: Intersecting Identities of Class and Culture

32. Invisible Identities: Notes on Class and Race, David Engen

*33. Home as Respite for the Working-Class Academic, Katherine Hendrix

*34. More than White: Locating an Invisible Class Identity, Brandi Lawless

35. Working through Identity: Understanding Class in the Context of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Kathleen Wong (Lau)

Part VIII: Traversing Cultural Paths

*36. Temporally Legal: My Traveling across Borders of Im/migration, Hsin-I Cheng

37. Women Writing Borders, Borders Writing Women: Immigration, Assimilation, and the Politics of Speaking, Aimee Carrillo Rowe

38. The Cultural Experience of Space and Body: A Reading of Latin American and Anglo American Comportment in Public, Elizabeth Lozano

39. Regionalism and Communication: Exploring Chinese Immigrant Perspectives, Casey Man Kong Lum

40. Traversing Disparate Cultures in a Transnational World: A Bicultural/Hybrid Experience, Maria Rogers Pascual

Part IX: Reflecting on Culture in Times of National Crisis

*41. Notes from the "War Generation," Souhad Kahil

42. Statue or Statement? Racial Tensions in a 9/11 Memorial, Teresa Nance and Anita Foeman

*43. Haiti's Tragedy in a Global Context, Eddah Mutua-Kombo

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199737215
Author:
Gonzalez, Alberto
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Houston, Marsha
Author:
null, Marsha
Author:
null, Victoria
Author:
Chen, Victoria
Author:
null, Alberto
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Communication | Speech Communication | Interpersonal Communication
Subject:
Intercultural Communications-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.4 x 9.1 x 0.8 in 1.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Our Voices is a distinctive reader for the intercultural communication course, featuring the actual voices of contributors writing from their own particular cultural setting. While most readers are collections of scholarly essays that describe intercultural communication, Our Voices presents short, student-oriented readings that are first person narratives chosen with an eye toward engaging the reader. Collectively, the readings tackle key areas of communication: rhetoric, mass communication, and interpersonal communication, but they do so with an unusually expansive perspective that gives a voice to folks that are often marginalized.

The new edition will expand on its treatment of Arab Americans, and the Muslim world in general, and will ratchet back some of the 4th editions timely but now pass treatment of 9-11 specifically.

This is the book that presents first-person essays, from a broad and inclusive array of cultures, which are short and engaging enough to keep students' interest. It is an ideal supplement for any Intercultural text.

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