Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Language: English

Pages: 528

ISBN: 0495898317

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, rhetoric, group, business, education, health care, and organizational. This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles--some commissioned solely for this text--that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in such a way that you can read, understand, and then apply course concepts to your own life.


















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third parties Ann Neville Miller Use of Informal Intermediaries to Communicate Interpersonally in Sub-Saharan Africa 181 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to

Predestination!, (2) Individual Values, and (3) A Set of Dynamic Processes of Generation and Transformation.” These three considerations are then integrated to form the basis for SaintJacques’s proposed new theoretical approach to culture. Japan is used as a case study to illustrate how culture is being transformed by the shrinking global community. The concept of identity and how it has been altered by globalization is also discussed in the essay. SaintJacques sees people in modern society as

role of non-Western worldviews in comprehending non-Western behaviors and in redefining and reconceptualizing humanity and communication. I reiterate that we must see all cultures as central resources for humanistic insight and inspiration, not peripheral targets for ethnocentric analysis and critique. The nature and ideal of humanity have often been delimited by the Eurocentric worldview. The Enlightenment mentality of the modern West is undoubtedly the most powerful ideology that dominates the

concept of yuan and Chinese interpersonal relationships. In S. Ting-Toomey & F. Korzenny (Eds.), Cross-cultural interpersonal communication (pp. 28–57). Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Chen, G. -M. (2004). The two faces of Chinese communication. Human Communication: A Journal of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association, 7(1), 25–36. Chen, G. -M. (2005). A model of global communication competence. China Media Research, 1(1), 3–11. Chen, G. -M. (2006). Asian communication studies: What and where to

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