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INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER is based on the idea that successful intercultural communication is a matter of highest importance if humankind and society are to survive. This text is theoretical and practical so that the issues associated with intercultural communication can be first understood and then acted upon. This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balance of 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. Material is presented in context that allows students to read, understand and then apply the concepts to their lives to ensure that they are effective, culturally aware communicators.
This work introduces the students to the theoretical and practical aspects of intercultural communication. It includes introductory information on using exercises and discussion topics in class. Access to InfoTrac College Edition should reinforce student understanding.
This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, introduces students to the theoretical and practical aspects of intercultural communication. It includes a balance of articles with readings 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.
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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. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: SOME APPROACHES. Edwin R. McDaniel, Larry A. Samovar, and Richard E. Porter, Intercultural Communication: An Introduction and Overview of the Basics. Aaron Castelan Cargile, Imaging Culture with a Little Help from the Pushmi-Pullyu. Harry C. Triandis, Culture and Conflict. Satoshi Ishii, Donald Cooke, and Donald Klopf, Our Locus in the Universe: Worldview and Intercultural Communication. Iben Jensen, The Practice of Intercultural Communication: Reflections for Professionals in Cultural Meetings. 2. CULTURAL IDENTITY: ISSUES OF BELONGING. Mary Jane Collier, Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication. Robert Krizek, Finding My Whiteness: A Narrative of Cultural Identification. Jolanta A. Drzewiecha and Nancy Draznin, A Polish American Jewish Story: Collective Memories and Intergroup Relations. A. L. Zimmerman and Patricia Geist-Martin, The Hybrid Identification of Gender Queer: Claiming Neither/Nor, Both/And. Nadine Naber, Ambiguous Insiders: An Investigation of Arab American Invisibility*. 3. UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY: INTERNATIONAL CULTURES. Wenshan Jia, The Wei (Positioning)?Ming (Naming)?Lianmian (Face) Continuum in Contemporary Chinese Culture. Martin J. Gannon, India: The Dance of Shiva. Karl Peltzer, Personality and Person Perception in Africa. Polly A. Begley, Communication with Egyptians. 4. CO-CULTURES: LIVING IN TWO CULTURES. Young Yun Kim, Unum and Pluribus: Ideological Underpinnings of Interethnic Communication in the United States. Michael Tinusta Garrett and Michael P. Wilbur, Does the Worm Live in the Ground: Reflections on Native American Spirituality. Donna Stringer, Let Me Count the Ways: African-American/European American Relationships. Julia T. Wood and Nina M. Reich, Gendered Communication Styles. Dawn O. Braithwaite and Charles A. Braithwaite, "Which is My Good Leg?": Cultural Communication of Persons With Disabilities. William F. Eadie, In Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbians Communication and Culture. 5. MESSAGES: VERBAL PROCESSES AND NONVERBAL INTERACTION. Mary Fong, The Nexus of Language, Communication, and Culture. Helen Kelly-Holmes, German