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Intercultural Communication : A Contextual Approach



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In this fully updated Fifth Edition author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual circular model for examining communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, perceptual contexts, and verbal and nonverbal codes. The text begins with the broadest context - the cultural component - and progresses chapter by chapter through each further component of the model. The later chapters then apply the model to the development and maintenance of intercultural relationships, the management of intercultural conflict, intercultural management, intercultural adaptation, culture shock, and intercultural competence. New to the Fifth Edition: ⬢ expanded chapter on Intercultural Conflict, including discussions of face-negotiation theory, facework and facework strategies , conflict communication styles, and cultural preferences for conflict styles ⬢ new sections, including: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender culture in Chapter 3, a new model of stereotyping in Chapter 5, and a new discussion of intercultural relationship maintenance in Chapter 9 ⬢ 'Student Voices Across Culture' see students from across the globe profile their personal experiences with concepts that are discussed throughout the chapters ⬢ 'Intercultural Conversation-Dialogues' run throughout the book, demonstrating how key theoretical concepts manifest themselves in human interaction ⬢ new end of chapter questions encourage students to think about ethics in relation to chapter material

Table of Contents

The Necessity of Intercultural Communication
The Need for Intercultural Communication
Human Communication
Fundamental Assumptions About Intercultural Communication
The Ethics of Intercultural Communication
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
The Cultural Context
An Intercultural Conversation: Individualistic and Collectivistic Cultures
The Pancultural Self
High- and Low-Context Communication
An Intercultural Conversation: High- and Low-Context Cultures
Value Orientations
Power Distance
An Intercultural Conversation: Large and Small Power Distance Cultures
Uncertainty Avoidance
a Theory of Uncertainty Orientation
An Intercultural Conversation: Weak and Strong Uncertainty Avoidance
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
The Microcultural Context
Microcultural Group Status
Muted Microcultural Groups
Microcultures in the United States
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
The Environmental Context
Environments and Information Load
Culture and the Natural Environment
Culture and Natural Disasters
The Built Environment
Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Housing
Monochronic Versus Polychronic Time Orientation
An Intercultural Conversation: Monochronic and Polychronic Cultures
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
The Perceptual Context
Culture and Cognition
An Intercultural Conversation: Stereotyping
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
The Sociorelational Context
Dimensions of Group Variability
Role Relationships
An Intercultural Conversation: Student/Teacher Role Positions
An Intercultural Conversation: Cross-Cultural Role Positions
Sex and Gender Roles Across Cultures
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
The Verbal Code: Human Language
The Relationship Between Language and Culture
The Structure of Human Language
Elaborated and Restricted Codes
Cross-Cultural Communication Styles
An Intercultural Conversation: Direct and Indirect Speaking
An Intercultural Conversation: Personal and Contextual Speaking
An Intercultural Conversation: Instrumental and Affective Speaking
Language and Ethnic Identity
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
The Nonverbal Code
Definitions of Nonverbal Communication
The Relationship Between Verbal and Nonverbal Codes
Channels of Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication and Dimensions of Cultural Variability
An Intercultural Conversation: Violation of Nonverbal Expectancies
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Developing Intercultural Relationships
Communication and Uncertainty
Anxiety Uncertainty Management Theory of Effective Communication
Uncertainty Reduction and Intercultural Communication Apprehension
An Intercultural Conversation: Uncertainty Reduction and Sociocommunicative Style
Empathy and Similarity in Relationship Development
Perceptions of Relational Intimacy Across Cultures
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Intercultural Conflict
Definition of Intercultural Conflict
An Intercultural Conversation: Kims Model of Intercultural Conflict
The Concept of Face, Facework, and Communication Conflict Styl
An Intercultural Conversation: Dominating and Third-Party Conflict Styles
The Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory
a Culture-Based Situational Model of Conflict
Individualistic and Collectivistic Approaches to Conflict
Conflict Resolution in High- Versus Low-Context Cultures
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Intercultural Communication in Organizations
Intercultural Management
An Intercultural Conversation: Clashing Cultural Concepts on the Job
An Intercultural Conversation: Misinterpretation of Common U.S. Phrases
Intercultural Relations
An Intercultural Conversation: Business Communication in the Middle East
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
Acculturation, Culture Shock, and Intercultural Competence
Culture Shock
Intercultural Communication Competence
a Model of Intercultural Competence
An Integrated Model and Measure of Intercultural Communication Competence
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Key Terms
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