Communicative Styles of Japanese and Americans

Communicative Styles of Japanese and Americans

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This text explores general concepts in interpersonal communication and then applies and extends the concepts to Japanese communicative styles. General interpersonal concepts like social space, the verbal and physical aspects of intimacy and commitment are defined and then explored in a Japanese context. Close comparisons of Japanese and American communications illustrate the key similarities and differences between the two cultures. This book should be of interest to students taking courses in communication in departments of business studies, psychology and anthropology.
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 167.6 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 249.48g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534093728
  • 9780534093723

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Images of the twentieth century. The changing context of communication. Exploring social space: Japan and the United States. A world of strangers. Profiles of intimacy. Intimacy: its verbal dimension. Intimacy: its nonverbal dimensions. Commitment, conflict, integration. The vital connection: Images and realities. Appendix for the specialist. References. Index.
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