Intercultural Communications A Reader

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  • Copyright: 1993-08-24
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Enhance your skills as an effective, culturally aware communicator with INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER (WITH INFOTRAC). You'll find articles -- some commissioned solely for this text --that discuss the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as those that investigate the field's latest research and ideas. This reader presents material in context so you can to read, understand and then apply the concepts to your own life to ensure that theyStrengthened by the InfoTrac online resource, this text will teach you what you need to know and help you to apply it to your own life!

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Intercultural Interaction: An Introductionp. 1
Approaches to Understanding Intercultural Communicationp. 3
Understanding Intercultural Communication: An Introduction and Overviewp. 5
Understanding Cultural Identities in Intercultural Communication: A Ten-Step Inventoryp. 16
Context and Meaningp. 34
Understanding Whiteness in the United Statesp. 43
Five Paradigms of Ethnic Relationsp. 52
Sociocultural Backgrounds: What We Bring to Intercultural Communicationp. 59
International Cultures: Understanding Diversityp. 61
The Impact of Confucianism on Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Patterns in East Asiap. 63
Communication in Korea: Playing Things by Eyep. 74
Dominant Cultural Patterns of Hindus in Indiap. 81
Cultural Patterns of the Maasaip. 90
Communication with Egyptiansp. 99
Palevome: Foundations of Struggle and conflict in Greek Interpersonal Communicationp. 105
Co-Cultures: Living in Two Culturesp. 115
Who's Got the Room at the Top? Issues of Dominance and Nondominance in Intracultural Communicationp. 119
An African American Communication Perspectivep. 128
Understanding Communication of Persons with Disabilities as Cultural Communicationp. 136
Cultural Patterns of Deaf Peoplep. 146
Communication and Identification in the Gay Subculturep. 158
Gender, Communication, and Culturep. 170
Understanding the Co-Culture of the Elderlyp. 180
Voicing Identities Somewhere in the Midst of Two Worldsp. 189
Intercultural Interaction: Taking Part in Intercultural Communicationp. 205
Verbal Processes: Speaking Across Culturesp. 208
The Crossroads of Language and Culturep. 211
That's Greek to Me: Between a Rock and a Hard Place in Intercultural Encountersp. 217
Language as a Mirror of Reality: Mexican American Proverbsp. 225
Language Diversity Within the United States: Understanding the Houseless Youths' Code for Speakingp. 230
Language Mattersp. 239
Irish Conversationsp. 247
Nonverbal Interaction: Action, Sound, and Silencep. 255
Cues of Culture: The Basis of Intercultural Differences in Noverbal Communicationp. 258
Japanese Nonverbal Communication: A Reflection of Cultural Themesp. 270
Monochronic and Polychronic Timep. 280
Gender and Nonverbal Communicationp. 287
Cultural Contexts: The Influence of the Settingp. 297
The "Five Asian Dragons": Management Behaviors and Organizational Communicationp. 301
The Communicative Aspects of Doing Business in Japanp. 312
Contrasts in Discussion Behaviors of German and American Managersp. 324
U.S. Americans and Mexicans Working Together: Five Core Mexican Concepts for Enhancing Effectivenessp. 335
Communicating Health and Understanding in the Borderlands of Co-Culturesp. 341
Intercultural Communication in the University Classroomp. 355
Intercultural Communication: Seeking Improvementp. 371
Communicating Interculturally: Becoming Competentp. 373
A Model of Intercultural Communication Competencep. 375
Managing Intercultural Conflicts Effectivelyp. 388
Sojourner Adaptationp. 400
Intercultural Sensitivityp. 406
Managing Cultural Diversity in the American Workplacep. 414
Ethical Considerations: Prospects for the Futurep. 424
The Limits to Cultural Diversityp. 427
Intercultural Personhood: An Integration of Eastern and Western Perspectivesp. 431
Ethics, Culture, and Communication: An Intercultural Perspectivep. 443
Peace as an Ethic for Intercultural Communicationp. 450
Peace Communication: The Ethics of Caring Across Culturesp. 455
Indexp. 464
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