Intercultural Competence Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures, Books a la Carte Edition

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2017-03-31
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For courses in Intercultural Communication
Fosters the proficiency in intercultural communication vital for students to thrive in private and public life

Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures, Eighth Edition gives students sufficient knowledge, appropriate motivations, and useful skills that enable them to experience how cultural differences can affect communication with others. The authors offer some practical suggestions concerning the adjustments necessary to achieve intercultural competence when dealing with these cultural differences. Upon completing this text, students will be able to appreciate the impact of cultural patterns on intercultural communication; use both practical and theoretical ideas to understand intercultural communication competence; understand some of the central contexts in which intercultural communication occurs; and discuss cultural identity and the role of cultural biases.

NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.

Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures, Eighth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Author Biography

Dr. Myron W. (Ron) Lustig is a renowned teacher, writer, scholar, and researcher. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, he had a distinguished career as a professor of communication at San Diego State University (SDSU). He is now an emeritus professor at SDSU, a past president of the Western States Communication Association (WSCA), and a recent recipient of WSCA’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor. He is a former editor of Communication Reports and is currently on the editorial boards of several intercultural communication journals. His teaching and research interests include intercultural, group, and interpersonal communication theories, methods, and processes. Dr. Lustig has written 9 books or book revisions, over 30 scholarly research articles, and numerous conference papers. During several recent spring semesters, he has gained additional practical and theoretical lessons about Intercultural Competence while teaching intercultural communication to undergraduate and graduate students at Shanghai International Studies University.
Dr. Jolene Koester was president of California State University, Northridge, one of the largest and most diverse campuses in the 23-campus California State University system, from 2000–2011. Under her leadership, the University improved graduation and retention rates, created a user-friendly campus, strengthened connections with the community, and increased fundraising. She also worked to make the University more learning-centered and focused on student success. Known nationally for her leadership in higher education, she currently serves on the board of directors of NAFSA, an association of international educators. She is also a past chair of the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, a former president of the Western States Communication Association, and remains active in issues related to higher education access and leadership. After earning a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Minnesota, she began her academic career as a professor of communication studies at California State University, Sacramento, and served in a variety of administrative positions there, including provost and vice president for academic affairs, prior to her appointment as president of Cal State Northridge.
Dr. Rona Tamiko Halualani is a Full Professor of Language, Culture, and Intercultural Communication in the Department of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from Arizona State University. Dr. Halualani is the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of the national disciplinary journal Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (JIIC), which she led from 2013 through 2016. She also previously served as the Vice Chair of National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) and Western States Communication Association’s Intercultural Communication Division. Dr. Halualani has published 2 books (one single-authored scholarly monograph, a co-edited handbook), 23 scholarly journal articles, 8 peer-reviewed chapters, and 4 invited essays in handbooks and encyclopedias. Her teaching and research interests focus on critical intercultural communication, intercultural contact, identity and culture, and Pacific Islander identities and communities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Intercultural Competence
2. Culture and Intercultural Communication
3. Intercultural Communication Competence
4. Cultural Patterns and Communication: Foundations
5. Cultural Patterns and Communication: Taxonomies
6. Cultural Identity and Cultural Biases
7. Verbal Intercultural Communication
8. Nonverbal Intercultural Communication
9. The Effects of Code Usage in Intercultural Communication
10. Intercultural Competence in Interpersonal Relationships
11. Episodes, Contexts, and Intercultural Interactions
12. The Potential for Intercultural Competence

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