Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Paperback Intercultural Communication

By (author) Edwin McDaniel, By (author) Carolyn Roy, By (author) Larry A. Samovar, By (author) Richard E. Porter


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  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 23mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 14 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Belmont, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1285077393
  • ISBN 13: 9781285077390
  • Edition: 14, Revised
  • Edition statement: 14th Revised edition

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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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Edwin R. McDaniel was most recently Professor of Intercultural Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University, in Japan, where he taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes on intercultural cultural communication and comparative Japan-U.S. culture. He has also been a Japan ICU Foundation Visiting Scholar at the International Christian University in Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and holds M.A. degrees in both speech communication and Asian history. Dr. McDaniel has taught intercultural courses at Arizona State University and San Diego State University, and he remains affiliated with the School of Communication at the latter. His recent publications include co-editing INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER (Thirteenth Edition), co-authoring COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES (Seventh Edition), and "The Cultural Antecedents to Japanese and U.S. Negotiation" in Volume 7 of FREIBERGER BEITRAGE ZUR INTERKULTURELLEN UND WIRTSCHAFTSKOMMUNIKATION. Additional publications include book chapters and journal articles related to culture and intercultural communication. His work has been published in China, Germany, and Japan, and also includes numerous juried conference papers. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. McDaniel was in government service for over 20 years, during which time he lived, worked, and traveled in more than 40 countries. He has served as Executive Coordinator of an international NGO focusing on communication between Japan and the United States. In those positions, he prepared and presented a wide variety of written and oral presentation to government, corporate, and international representatives and executives. He continues to research a variety of issues related to Japanese-U.S. intercultural communication and divides his time between Japan and San Diego. Larry Samovar, Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he taught for five years. He has also been a visiting scholar at Nihon University in Japan. Additionally, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has presented more than 100 scholarly papers and conducted numerous seminars and workshops at international, national, and regional conferences. His publication list is extensive and encompasses books and articles on intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. Professor Samovar remains active in the academic community and continues to research and write about intercultural and small group communication. Richard E. Porter is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He began his study of intercultural communication in 1967 before there was an established field of inquiry. His work was instrumental in helping establish a foundation and structure for the study of intercultural communication that is widely used today. He has been a co-editor and co-author of intercultural communication books with Larry Samovar since 1970 and with Edwin McDaniel since 2002.

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"I like [the proposal] very much. Bringing back some of the articles from previous editions will provide students with an historical perspective that is not found in the current edition, and will serve to bring some sense of scholarly continuity to the study of intercultural communication. The final "New Perspectives" chapter then points to the future of this field of study, again providing continuity."

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Approaches to Intercultural Communication. Using Intercultural Communication: The Building Blocks. EDWIN R. MCDANIEL, LARRY A. SAMOVAR, RICHARD E. PORTER. Intercultural Communication in a Globalized World. BERNARD SAINT-JACQUES. "Harmony Without Uniformity": Worldview and Its Communication Implications. MIIKE YOSHITAKA. Relevance and Application of Intercultural Communication Theory and Research. FELIPE KORZENNY. 2. Cultural Identity: Issues of Belonging. Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication. MARY JANE COLLIER. An Alternative View of Identity. GUO-MING CHEN. American Indian Identity: Communicating Indian-ness. STEVEN B. PRATT, MERRY B. PRATT, LYNDA D. DIXON. Understanding Whiteness in the United States. JUDITH N. MARTIN. Chicano/a Ethnicity: A Concept in Search of Content. JAMES STEVEN SAUCEDA. Straddling Cultural Borders: Exploring Identity in Multiple Reacculturation. CHUKA ONWUMECHILI, PETER O. NWOSUS, AND RONALD L. JACKSON, II. 3. International Cultures: Understanding Diversity. The Impact of Confucianism on Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Patterns in East Asia. JUNE OCK YUM. Some Basic Cultural Patterns of India. NEMI C. JAIN. Communication with Egyptians. POLLY A. BEGLEY. Russian Cultural Values and Workplace Communication. MIRA BERGELSON. Cultural Patterns of the Maasai. LISA SKOW, LARRY A. SAMOVAR. 4. Co-Cultures: Living in a Multicultural World. "Who's Got the Room at the Top? Issues of Dominance and Nondominance in Intracultural Communication. EDITH FOLB. "Which is My Good Leg?": Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities. DAWN O. BRAITHWAITE, CHARLES A. BRAITHWAITE. Gender and Communication: Sex is More Than a Three-Letter Word. JUDY C. PEARSON. An African American Communication Perspective. SIDNEY A. RIBEAU, JOHN R. BALDWIN, MICHAEL L. HECHT. In Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbian Communication and Culture.WILLIAM F. EADIE. 5. Intercultural Messages: Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction. The Nexus of Language, Communication, and Culture. MARY FONG. Dialogue, Argument, and Cultural Communication Codes Between Israeli-Jews and Palestinians. DONALD G. ELLIS, IFAT MAOZ. Mexican Dichos: Lessons through Language. CAROLYN ROY. In Different Dimensions: Nonverbal Communication and Culture. PETER ANDERSEN. Japanese Nonverbal Communication: A Reflection of Cultural Themes. EDWIN R. McDANIEL. Language Matters.AARON CASTELAN CARGILE. 6. Cultural Contexts: The Influence of the Setting. Japanese Style of Decision Making in Business Organizations. KAZUO NISHIYAMA. Comparing and Contrasting German and American Business Cultures. MICHAEL B. HINNER. Intercultural Communication in the University Classroom. LISA M. SKOW, LAURIE STEPHAN. Culture and Communication in the Classroom. GENEVA GAY. Negotiating Cultural Understanding in Health Care Communication. PATRICIA GEIST-MARTIN. "Half-truths" in Argentina, Brazil, and India: An Intercultural Analysis of Physician-Patient Communication. NAGESH RAO. 7. Communicating Interculturally: Becoming Competent. Intercultural Communication Competence. BRIAN H. SPITZBERG. Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively. STELLA TING-TOOMEY. Understanding Cultural Identities in Intercultural Communication: A Ten-Step Inventory. MARY JANE COLLIER. Adapting to a New Culture. YOUNG YUN KIM. 8. Ethical Considerations: Changing Behavior. The Limits of Cultural Diversity new. HARLAN CLEVELAND. Intercultural Personhood: An Integration of Eastern and Western Perspectives. YOUNG YUN KIM. Integration in Intercultural Ethics. RICHARD EVANOFF. Ethics in Intercultural Communication. DAVID W. KALE. 9. New Perspectives: Prospects for the Future. From Culture to Interculture: Communication, Adaptation, and Identity Transformation in the Globalizing World. YOUNG YUN KIM. The Multiculturalism Dilemma. BERNARD SAINT-JACQUES. Asiacentricity and Shapes of the Future: Envisioning the Field of Intercultural Communication in the Globalization Era. YOSHITAKA MIIKE, JING YIN. Seeking Common Ground While Accepting Differences Through Tolerance: US-China Intercultural Communication in the Global Community. GUO-MING CHEN. The Promise of Intercultural New Media Studies. ROBERT SHUTER. Index.