Cross-Cultural Adaptation: Current Approaches

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How do people adapt to life in a foreign country? Is the process different for immigrants, refugees and diplomats, or do all individuals in a new cultural milieu share common adaptation experiences? This multi-disciplinary volume considers the cross-cultural adaptation process from psychological, sociological, anthropological and communication perspectives. Using diverse case examples, it integrates theoretical and empirical research and presents studies of both long- and ...

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How do people adapt to life in a foreign country? Is the process different for immigrants, refugees and diplomats, or do all individuals in a new cultural milieu share common adaptation experiences? This multi-disciplinary volume considers the cross-cultural adaptation process from psychological, sociological, anthropological and communication perspectives. Using diverse case examples, it integrates theoretical and empirical research and presents studies of both long- and short-term adaptation.

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William B. Gudykunst (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1977) is Professor of Speech Communication at the College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton. Bill has written and edited numerous works for SAGE, including the Handbook of Intercultural and International Communication, 2/e, and Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication, 3/e as well as the best-selling introductory undergraduate texts Building Bridges: Interpersonal Skills for a Changing World (Houghton Mifflin) and Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication, 3/e (Mc Graw-Hill). He is extremely well known in the discipline and is one of its most prolific writers/scholars in the areas of intercultural communication and human communication theory.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: CURRENT THEORY
Conceptual Migrations - W Barnett Pearce and Kyung-Wha Kang
Understanding 'Travellers' Tales' for Cross-Cultural Adaptation
The Adjustment of Sojourners - Adrian Furnham
Psychological Acculturation of Immigrants - John W Berry, Uichol Kim and Pawel Boski
Communication and Assimilation, Deviance, and Alienation States - Michael Mc Guire and Steven Mc Dermott
Strangers and Hosts - William B Gudykunst and Mitchell R Hammer
An Uncertainty Reduction Based Theory of Intercultural Adaptation
Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Perceptual Development - Muneo Jay Yoshikawa
PART TWO: CURRENT RESEARCH
The Psychological Adaptation of Soviet Immigrants in Australia - Ronald Taft
Cultural Barriers as a Social Psychological Construct - Ingemar Torbiörn
An Empirical Validation
Locus of Control and Communication Patterns of Immigrants - June O Yum
Cross Cultural Adaptation and Diversity - Lorand B Szalay and Andres Inn
Hispanic Americans
Changes in the Lateralization Pattern of Two Immigrant Groups in Sweden - Edith Mägiste
Inter-Ethnic Perceptions and Relative Deprivation - Deepa Punetha, Howard Giles and Louis Young
British Data
Common Ethnicity and Separate Identities - Walter P Zenner
Interaction Between Jewish Immigrant Groups
Refugee Resource Acquisition - Carol A Mortland and Judy Ledgerwood
The Invisible Communication System

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