Intercultural Communication in Contexts

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This popular 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. The new edition features expanded discussion on globalization, computer-mediated technologies, and the role of religion in global and domestic contexts and how they relate to intercultural communication.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Intercultural Communication
Why Study Intercultural Communication?
The History of the Study of Intercultural Communication
Culture, Communication, Context, and Power
History and Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication Processes
Identity and Intercultural Communication
Language and Intercultural Communication
Nonverbal Codes and Cultural Space
Intercultural Communication Applications
Understanding Intercultural Transitions
Popular Culture and Intercultural Communication
Culture, Communication, and Intercultural Relationships
Culture, Communication, and Conflict
Striving for Engaged and Effective Intercultural Communication
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