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Intercultural Communication in Contexts

Intercultural Communication in Contexts - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0767430135

Cover of Intercultural Communication in Contexts 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0767430135)
ISBN13: 978-0767430135
ISBN10: 0767430131
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

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Intercultural Communication in Contexts - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0767430135

Judith Martin and Thomas K. Nakayama

ISBN13: 978-0767430135
ISBN10: 0767430131
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2004
International: No

This text addresses the core issues and concerns of intercultural communication by integrating three different perspectives: the social psychological, the interpretive, and the critical. The dialectical framework, integrated throughout the book, is used as a lens to examine the relationship of these research traditions. This text is unique in its emphasis on the importance of histories, popular culture, and identities.

New to This Edition :

  • All new "Student Voices" and "Point of View" boxes in every chapter.
  • Increased discussion of technology and intercultural communication in Chapter 1.
  • Extended discussion of conceptualizations of "culture" in Chapter 3.
  • Expanded discussion of multicultural identity, prejudice, stereotyping, and "isms," in Chapter 5.
  • Increased material on religion and intercultural communication in Chapters 5 and 8.
  • Increased coverage of migration, in Chapter 8.
  • A new section on language and globalization and new sections on code-switching and interlanguage, in Chapter 6.
  • New sections on mediation and on cross cultural orientations to conflict in Chapter 11.

Features :

  • A dialectical framework is used to examine the three research perspectives in intercultural communication: social psychological, interpretive, and critical.
  • Chapter 4 highlights the central place of history as a fundamental element in constructing intercultural interactions.
  • Chapter 10 explores the nature of intercultural relationships.
  • Students' narratives and the authors' personal experiences are incorporated throughout the text to highlight key aspects of intercultural communication.
  • Effective pedagogy includes "Student Voices" and "Point of View" boxes, a glossary, discussion questions, and two class activities per chapter.
  • Chapter 5 incorporates notions of gender, race, and ethnicity as aspects of one's cultural identity.

Author Bio

Martin, Judith N. : Arizona State University--Tempe

Nakayama, Thomas K. : Arizona State University--Tempe

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Why Study Intercultural Communication?

The Technological Imperative
The Demographic Imperative
The Economic Imperative
The Peace Imperative
The Self-Awareness Imperative
The Ethical Imperative

Chapter 2. The History of the Study of Intercultural Communication

The Early Development of the Discipline
Perception and Worldview of the Researcher
Three Approaches to Studying Intercultural Communication
A Dialectical Approach to Understanding Culture and Communication

Chapter 3. Culture, Communication, Context, and Power

What is Culture?
What is Communication?
The Relationship Between Culture and Communication
The Relationship Between Communication and Context
The Relationship Between Communication and Power

Chapter 4. History

From History to Histories
History, Power, and Intercultural Communication
History and Identity
Intercultural Communication and History


Chapter 5. Identity

A Dialectical Approach to Understanding Identity
Social and Cultural Identities
Identity, Stereotypes, and Prejudice
Identity Development Issues
Identity and Language
Identity and Communication

Chapter 6. Language and Intercultural Communication

The Study of Language: Thinking Dialectically
Cultural Variations in Language
Discourse: Language and Power
Moving Between Languages
Language and Identity
Language Politics and Policies
Language and Globalization

Chapter 7. Nonverbal Codes and Cultural Space

Defining Nonverbal Communication: Thinking Dialectically
The Universality of Nonverbal Behavior
Defining Cultural Space


Chapter 8. Understanding Intercultural Transitions

Types of Migrant Groups
Culture Shock
Migrant-Host Relationships
Culture Shock
Migrant-Host Relationships
Cultural Adaptation
Identity and Adaptation
Thinking Dialectically About Intercultural Transitions

Chapter 9. Folk Culture, Popular Culture, and Intercultural Communication

Learning About Cultures Without Personal Experience
Consuming and Resisting Popular Culture
Representing Cultural Groups
U.S. Popular Culture and Power

Chapter 10. Culture, Communication, and Intercultural Relationships

Benefits and Challenges of Intercultural Relationships
Cultural Differences in Relationships
Relationships Across Differences
Contexts of Intercultural Relationships

Chapter 11. Culture, Communication, and Conflict

Characteristics of Intercultural Conflict
Two Orientations to Conflict
Cross-Cultural Differences in Conflict Views
The Interpersonal Approach to Conflict
Interpretive and Critical Approaches to Social Conflict
Managing Intercultural Conflict

Chapter 12. The Outlook for Intercultural Communication

The Components of Competence
Applying Knowledge about Intercultural Communication
What the Future Holds