A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication: Essential Readings

A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication: Essential Readings

by Leila Monaghan
     
 

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Featuring several all-new chapters, revisions, and updates, the Second Edition of A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication presents an interdisciplinary collection of key readings that explore how interpersonal communication is socially and culturally mediated.

  • Includes key readings from the fields of cultural and linguistic

Overview

Featuring several all-new chapters, revisions, and updates, the Second Edition of A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication presents an interdisciplinary collection of key readings that explore how interpersonal communication is socially and culturally mediated.

  • Includes key readings from the fields of cultural and linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and communication studies
  • Features new chapters that focus on digital media
  • Offers new introductory chapters and an expanded toolkit of concepts that students may draw on to link culture, communication, and community
  • Expands the Ethnographer’s Toolkit to include an introduction to basic concepts followed by a range of ethnographic case studies

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Monaghan and Goodman have put together a rich course book for training would-be ethnographers. The book is a must-read, and I recommend it to both students and teachers of ethnography and ethnomethodology."
Journal of Folklore Research

“Monaghan and Goodman have assembled a treasure trove – a rich source of insight into the key role of culture in understanding interpersonal communication.”
Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University

“This outstanding text delivers the original language of top-notch scholars in a format that undergraduates will find both manageable and inspiring. My first choice for a culturally oriented introduction to interpersonal communication.”
Benjamin Bailey, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444335316
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“A splendid collection of classics and contemporary analyses. Theory, case studies, ethnographic assignments and advice on reading work together to enable students to analyze their own communicative lives.”
- Kathryn A. Woolard, University of California, San Diego

“Monaghan and Goodman have assembled a treasure trove in this Second Edition – a rich source of insight into the key role of culture in understanding interpersonal communication.”
- Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University

Meet the Author

Leila Monaghan Leila Monaghan teaches Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. Previously she was the Course Director of Interpersonal Communication in the Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University. She is co-editor of the recent volumes Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities (2003) and HIV/AIDS and Deaf Communities (2006).

Jane E. Goodman is Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, where she teaches performance and ethnographic studies. She previously served as Course Director of Interpersonal Communication. Goodman is the author of Berber Culture on the World Stage: From Village to Video (2005).

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