Intercultural Communication A Text with Readings

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-22
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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 Communication
Defining Culture
Defining Intercultural Communication
Narrative Approach to Intercultural Communication
Coloring Books, Video recorders and Sandpaper: Three Cultural Metaphors
Cultural Patterns
Narrative: Balinese Patterns: Cremations and Villages
Cultural Patterns
Approaches to Studying Cultural Patterns
Cultural Assumptions and Values
Narrative: We and They
Perception Process
Culture and Perception
The Psychological Process: Perception and Reasoning
Communication in Personal Relationships in Iran: A Comparative Analysis
Cultural Identity
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
Defining Relationships
Relationship Development Stages
Cultural Differences in Relationship Development Stages
Family Relationships
Friendship Relationships
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
Cultural Dimensions
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
Global Transformation
New People in the Workplace
Changing Concept of Global Economic Community
Uncertainty Reduction
Using Economic Arrangements
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