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Intercultural Communication in Contexts

Intercultural Communication in Contexts - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073135274

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ISBN13: 978-0073135274
ISBN10: 0073135275
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
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Intercultural Communication in Contexts - 4TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073135274

Judith N. Martin and Thomas K. Nakayama

ISBN13: 978-0073135274
ISBN10: 0073135275
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 07
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2007
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
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

PART II. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION PROCESSES
Chapter 5. Identity

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

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

PART III. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS
Chapter 8. Understanding Intercultural Transitions

Thinking Dialectically about Intercultural Transitions
Types of Migrant Groups
Migrant-Host Relationships
Cultural Adaptation
Identity and Adaptation

Chapter 9. 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

Thinking Dialectically about Intercultural Relationships
Benefits and Challenges of Intercultural Relationships
Intercultural Relationships

Chapter 11. Culture, Communication, and Conflict

Characteristics of Intercultural Conflict
Two Orientations to Conflict
The Social Science 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