Communication in Japan and the United States / Edition 1

Communication in Japan and the United States / Edition 1

by William B. Gudykunst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791416046

ISBN-13: 9780791416044

Pub. Date: 10/05/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book is the first to provide a summary of the state of knowledge about communication in Japan and the United States. Included is an overview of the major approaches used in the study of communication in these two countries, an overview of the major cultural factors influencing communication, a description of the sociolinguistic differences between English and

Overview

This book is the first to provide a summary of the state of knowledge about communication in Japan and the United States. Included is an overview of the major approaches used in the study of communication in these two countries, an overview of the major cultural factors influencing communication, a description of the sociolinguistic differences between English and Japanese, an examination of Japanese-American communication as a function of the cultural values learned from the two cultures, and a summary of research comparing interpersonal research in Japan and the United States, as well as research on intercultural communication between Japanese and North Americans. The book also examines communication in organizational contexts in Japan and the United States and describes differences in mass communication between the two cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791416044
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/05/1993
Series:
SUNY series, Human Communication Processes Series
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. THE STUDY OF COMMUNICATION IN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES

1. Introduction
William B. Gudykunst

2. Approaches to the Study of Communication in Japan and the United States
William B. Gudykunst and Patricia San Antonio

PART II. CULTURE, LANGUAGE, AND ETHNICITY

3. Culture, Self, and Communication in Japan and the United States
Takie Sugiyama Lebra

4. Sociolinguistic Factors Influencing Communication in Japan and the United States
Kaoru Akasu and Kojiro Asao

5. Japanese American Values and Communication Patterns
Harry H. L. Kitano

PART III. COMPARING COMMUNICATION IN SELECTED CONTEXTS

6. Interpersonal and Intergroup Communication in Japan and the United States
William B. Gudykunst and Tsukasa Nishida

7. Organizational Communication in Japan and the United States
Lea P. Stewart

8. Mass Communication Theories in Japan and the United States
Youichi Ito

PART IV. CONCLUSION

9. Issues for Future Research on Communication in Japan and the United States
William B. Gudykunst, Ruth M. Guzley, and Hiroshi Ota

Author Index

Subject Index

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