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Intercultural Communication: A Text with Readingsprovides a narrative approach so that the reader can understand both the depth and breadth of intercultural communication. The text/reader combination provides readers with the best of both worlds: the text material ; written by the authors ; presents the foundations of intercultural communication and the narratives and readings provide interesting examples to help clarify ideas and principles.
Table of Contents
|Communication and Culture|
|Narrative: Culture's Core|
|Defining Intercultural Communication|
|Narrative Approach to Intercultural Communication|
|Coloring Books, Video recorders and Sandpaper: Three Cultural Metaphors|
|Narrative: Balinese Patterns: Cremations and Villages|
|Approaches to Studying Cultural Patterns|
|Cultural Assumptions and Values|
|Narrative: We and They|
|Culture and Perception|
|The Psychological Process: Perception and Reasoning|
|Communication in Personal Relationships in Iran: A Comparative Analysis|
|Narrative: Spinning Wheels, Bobbons, Wool and Lace|
|Defining Cultural Identity|
|Formation of Cultural Identity|
|Characteristics of Cultural Identity|
|Disgrace, Culture and Identity Construction in South Africa|
|Gender, Masculinities, Identities and Interpersonal Relationship Systems: Men in General and Gay Men in Particular|
|Verbal Intercultural Communication|
|Narrative: Frustration, Misunderstanding, Laughter|
|What is Language?|
|The Structure of Language|
|The Characteristics of Language|
|Language and Culture|
|Multiple Perspectives: African-American Women Conceive their Talk|
|Intercultural Conflict Styles|
|Nonverbal Intercultural Communication|
|Narrative: Shopping with the Bedouins|
|Importance of Nonverbal Communication|
|Universality of Nonverbal Communication|
|Functions of Nonverbal Communication|
|Nonverbal Communication Codes|
|Virtual Grave Sites Play Host to Filial but Busy Chinese|
|Bound by Beauty: Chinese Footbinding|
|Narrative: Listening in the Japanese Garden|
|Definition of Listening|
|Importance of Active Listening|
|Levels of Listening|
|Barriers to Effective Listening|
|Effective Listening Across Cultures|
|Perspectives on Intercultural Listening|
|Family and Friends|
|Narrative: The Spaces In-Between, Laura Elizabeth Pearson Cooper|
|Relationship Development Stages|
|Cultural Differences in Relationship Development Stages|
|Mate Selection Among Asian Indians Living in America: A Quest for Traditional Ritual|
|It's Not Blarney: Intergenerational Transmission of Communication Patterns in Irish American Families|
|Narrative: Why Can't We Discuss It?|
|The Functions of Schools|
|Recognizing Differences in Learning|
|Understanding Cultural Differences|
|Communication Effectiveness in an Intercultural Classroom|
|There's a Lizard in My Living Room and a Pigeon in My Classroom|
|Economics, Business, and Intercultural Communication|
|Narrative: How Do I Criticize? Let Me Count the Ways|
|New People in the Workplace|
|Changing Concept of Global Economic Community|
|Using Economic Arrangements|
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