Communicating Across Cultures / Edition 1

Communicating Across Cultures / Edition 1

by Stella Ting-Toomey, Ting-Toomey
     
 


From high-level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This… See more details below

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From high-level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This thought-provoking text presents a new framework for understanding the impact of culture on communication and for helping students build intercultural communication competence. With illustrative examples from around the globe, the book shows that verbal and nonverbal communication involves much more than transmitting a particular message--it also reflects each participant's self-image, group identifications and values, and privacy and relational needs. Readers learn to move effectively and appropriately through a wide range of transcultural situations by combining culture-specific knowledge with mindful listening and communication skills. Throughout, helpful tables and charts and easy-to-follow guidelines for putting concepts into practice enhance the book's utility for students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304451
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/22/1999
Series:
Guilford Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
I. Conceptual Foundations
1. Intercultural Communication: An Introduction
2. Mindful Intercultural Communication: An Identity Negotiation Perspective
II. The Intercultural Communication Process: Dissimilar Assumptions
3. Value Orientations and Intercultural Encounters
4. Mindful Intercultural Verbal Communication
5. Mindful Intercultural Nonverbal Communication
III. Boundary Regulation and Intergroup Interpersonal Relationship Developments
6. Identity Contact and Intergroup Encounters
7. Intercultural Personal Relationship Development: Identity- and Relational-Based Themes
8. Constructive Intercultural Conflict Management
IV. Identity Transformation and Transcultural Competencies
9. Identity Change and Intercultural Adaptation
10. Transcultural Communication Competence

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