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Intercultural Communication in Contexts - 3rd edition

Intercultural Communication in Contexts (ISBN10: 0767430131; ISBN13: 9780767430135)
ISBN13: 978-0767430135
ISBN10: 0767430131

Summary: 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 : moretyle='padding:0px;padding-left:10px;margin:0px;'>
  • 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. less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 07/25/2003
International: No

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