Contains 36 articles showcasing the development and diversity of intercultural communication theories.
Intercultural Communicationshowcasing the development and diversity of intercultural communication theories in countries such as China, Africa, the United States, New Zealand, Mexico, Egypt, and others. Themes and topics discussed include identity and communication, intercultural verbal and nonverbal processes and interactions, relationships, and ethics.The Reader presents a wide-range of articles, showing the permeance of intercultural communication in today's world and in everyday life. Examples of topics included are:Conflict management in organizations The impact of the Internet and of online global communication Gender differences in communication The increasing influence of globalization Health care Creating a culture of peaceHalf of the readings are from non-U.S. authors/scholars, presenting readers with a truly global perspective on intercultural communication. The Reader may be used as a stand-alone text, an excellent companion to Fred E. Jandt's textbook An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community, Fourth Edition, or in conjunction with other texts. The book is intended for the introductory intercultural communication course and is also of value for many courses in cultural studies, sociology, and anthropology.
To the ReaderPart I: Cultural Values1.1 Race, History, and Culture - Claude Levi-Strauss1.2 Business Cultures - Geert Hofstede1.3 Human Factors on the Flight Deck: The Influence of National Culture - Ashleigh C. Merritt and Robert L. Helmreich1.4 Conflict Management in Thai Organizations - Rujira Rojjanaprapayon, P. Chiemprapha, and A. Kanchanakul1.5 An Examination of Taoist and Buddhist Perspectives on Interpersonal Conflicts, Emotions, and Adversities - Rueyling Chuang1.6 Cultural Values and Argumentative Orientations for Chinese People in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China - Jung-huel Becky Yeh and Ling Chen1.7 Information Accessibility, User Sophistication, and Source Credibility: The Impact of the Internet on Value Orientations in Mainland China - Jonathan J. H. Zhu and Zhou He1.8 What is the Basis of American Culture? - M. Gene AldridgePart II: Language2.1 Babel Revisited - Peter Muhlhausler2.2 Africa: The Power of Speech - Amadou Hampate Ba2.3 Mexican American Ethnicity in Biola, CA: An Ethnographic Account of Hard Work, Family, and Religion - Eric Aoki2.4 Korean's Politeness Strategies - Kil-Ho Kang2.5 Online Communication Between Australians and Koreans: Learning to Manage Differences that Matter - Hee-Soo Kim, Greg Hearn, Caroline Hatcher, Ian Weber2.6 Language Choice Online: Globalization and Identity in Egypt - Mark Warschauer, G. R. El Said, and A. Zohry2.7 Research and Context for a Theory of Maori Schooling - Wally Penetito2.8 Naming the "Outsider Within": Homophobic Pejoratives and the Verbal Abuse of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual High-School Pupils - Crispin ThurlowPart III: Identities3.1 Decoding Domination, Encoding Self-Determination: Intercultural Communication Research Processes - Fred E. Jandt and Delores V. Tanno3.2 Gender Differences in Communication: An Intercultural Experience - Becky Michele Mulvaney3.3 Acculturation, Communication, and the U.S. Mass Media: The Experience of an Iranian Immigrant - Flora Keshishian3.4 Reconfiguring Borders: Health-Care Providers and Practical Environmentalism in Cameron County, Texas - Tarla Rai Peterson, S. J. Gilbertz, K. Groenendyk, J. Todd, & G. E. Varner3.5 Nuestro Espacio Cyber: The Internet as Expressive Space for Latinos in the United States - Richard D. Pineda3.6 Nike's Communication with Black Audiences - Ketra L. Armstrong3.7 Toward Theorizing Japanese Interpersonal Communication Competence from a Non-Western Perspective - Akira Miyahara3.8 Differences in the Perception of Face: Chinese Mien-Tzu and Japanese Metsu - Kiyoko SuedoPart IV: Living Together in Peace4.1 On Intercultural Rhetoric - William J. Starosta4.2 The Concept of an Intercultural Philosophy - Ram A. Mall4.3 Women's Rights as Human Rights--Rules, Realities, and the Role of Culture: A Formula for Reform - Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol4.4 Mediating Conflict in Central America - Paul Wehr and John Paul Lederach4.5 Islamic Mediation Techniques for Middle East Conflicts - George E. Irani4.6 Creating a Culture of Peace: The Performing Arts in Interethnic Negotiations - Kjell SkyllstadPart V: Colonialization and Globalization5.1 Nobel Lecture - Wole Soyinka5.2 Consumerism: Its Hidden Beauties and Politics - Ashis Nandy5.3 Interculturalism in Singapore: Looking for the Big, Bad Other - William Peterson5.4 The Impact of Universities on Globalisation - Lalita Rajasingham5.5 Globalization, Informatization, and Intercultural Communication - Randy Kluver5.6 Five Ways to Reduce the Foreign Terrorist Threat to the United States - Mohan R. Limaye