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Among Cultures : Challenge of Communication - 2nd edition

Among Cultures : Challenge of Communication (ISBN10: 0534642489; ISBN13: 9780534642488)
ISBN13: 978-0534642488
ISBN10: 0534642489

Summary: Organized around basic questions related to intercultural interaction, this text explores how culture and communication are intimately related. The author explores topics not typically found in other texts, such as the roles of rituals and social dramas, and he provides an extensive and relevant discussion of differing worldviews. Making extensive use of narrative to help promote interest and learning, the text is geared to practical applications which students can i
ncorporate into their own lives and interactions with others.

Benefits:
  • NEW! This edition features an expanded overview of intercultural communication as a field of study.
  • Extensive use of narratives helps convey the emotional aspects of intercultural communication and provide discussion material for students as well as stimuli for thinking of their own experiences and examples.
  • Activities can be used by professors or students to increase understanding of the topics discussed in each chapter.
  • NEW! An increased number of domestic intercultural narratives have been added to the text.
  • NEW! The chapter on identity has been extensively reworked to include information on how we develop identities and a discussion of different forms of ascription in the development process.
  • NEW! A discussion of face as it relates to verbal misunderstandings has been added to this edition.
  • NEW! The conflict chapter explores both intercultural and intergroup influences on creating, sustaining, and managing conflict.
  • NEW! A completely new chapter has been added to review the three major theoretical perspectives in the intercultural field, critical, social scientific and interpretive. This review is done in a way which considers the place of power in intercultural settings and provides expanded coverage of the role of the mass media in intercultural relations.
  • In-chapter exercises and applications help students understand themselves and their experiences.
  • End-of-chapter pedagogy reminds students of key points, and strengthens students understanding of their own culture, as well as the cultures of others.
  • Reflection questions are interspersed throughout the text to help students reflect on key issues.
...show more
Summary: Organized around basic questions related to intercultural interaction, this text explores how culture and communication are intimately related. The author explores topics not typically found in other texts, such as the roles of rituals and social dramas, and he provides an extensive and relevant discussion of differing worldviews. Making extensive use of narrative to help promote interest and learning, the text is geared to practical applications which students can incorporate into their own lives and interactions with others.

Benefits:
  • NEW! This edition features an expanded overview of intercultural communication as a field of study.
  • Extensive use of narratives helps convey the emotional aspects of intercultural communication and provide discussion material for students as well as stimuli for thinking of their own experiences and examples.
  • Activities can be used by professors or students to increase understanding of the topics discussed in each chapter.
  • NEW! An increased number of domestic intercultural narratives have been added to the text.
  • NEW! The chapter on identity has been extensively reworked to include information on how we develop identities and a discussion of different forms of ascription in the development process.
  • NEW! A discussion of face as it relates to verbal misunderstandings has been added to this edition.
  • NEW! The conflict chapter explores both intercultural and intergroup influences on creating, sustaining, and managing conflict.
  • NEW! A completely new chapter has been added to review the three major theoretical perspectives in the intercultural field, critical, social scientific and interpretive. This review is done in a way which considers the place of power in intercultural settings and provides expanded coverage of the role of the mass media in intercultural relations.
  • In-chapter exercises and applications help students understand themselves and their experiences.
  • End-of-chapter pedagogy reminds students of key points, and strengthens students understanding of their own culture, as well as the cultures of others.
  • Reflection questions are interspersed throughout the text to help students reflect on key issues.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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