Culture and Interpersonal Communication / Edition 1 by William B. Gudykunst, Stella Ting-Toomey, Stella Ting-Toomey | | 9780803929456 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Culture and Interpersonal Communication / Edition 1

Culture and Interpersonal Communication / Edition 1

by William B. Gudykunst, Stella Ting-Toomey, Stella Ting-Toomey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803929455

ISBN-13: 9780803929456

Pub. Date: 11/01/1988

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The authors examine the theoretical influence of culture on interpersonal communication. They provide a framework for guiding future, and for interpreting past, research in the field.

Because cross-cultural comparisons of interpersonal communication must be theoretically based, culture must be treated as a variable in research. This concept is presented in the

Overview

The authors examine the theoretical influence of culture on interpersonal communication. They provide a framework for guiding future, and for interpreting past, research in the field.

Because cross-cultural comparisons of interpersonal communication must be theoretically based, culture must be treated as a variable in research. This concept is presented in the first two chapters and then applied to specific areas of research. Previous research is reinterpreted in the light of this concept, and explanations are provided on how culture has influenced specific areas such as situational factors, verbal and nonverbal communication styles, interpersonal and intergroup relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803929456
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/01/1988
Series:
SAGE Series in Interpersonal Communication Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables9
List of Figures9
Series Editor's Introduction11
Preface13
1.Culture and Communication17
Interpersonal Communication17
Culture and Sociocultural Systems27
An Organizing Framework31
Plan for the Book37
2.Cultural Variability39
Individualism-Collectivism40
Low-and High-Context Communication43
Hofstede's Dimensions45
Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck's Value Orientations50
Parsons's Pattern Variables54
Boldt's Structural Tightness55
Conclusion56
3.Situational Factors61
Norms61
Rules68
Roles71
Networks77
Conclusion79
4.Self-Conceptions81
The Self-Concept81
Facework84
Social Identity93
Conclusion96
5.Verbal Communication Styles99
Direct Versus Indirect Style100
Elaborate Versus Succinct Style105
Personal Versus Contextual Style109
Instrumental Versus Affective Style112
Conclusion115
6.Nonverbal Dimensions and Context-Regulation117
Environment: A Dialectical Perspective118
Privacy-Regulation, Proxemics, and Haptics123
Chronemics128
Interpersonal Synchronization Processes130
Conclusion132
7.Personality135
Implicit Personality Theory136
Self-Monitoring138
Self-Consciousness141
Communication Apprehension144
Communicator Style145
Locus of Control146
Conclusion148
8.Social Cognitive Processes149
Information Processing149
Attributional Processes160
Conclusion167
9.Affective Processes169
Universality of Emotion Expression and Recognition169
Cultural Variability in Affective Communication174
Related Research on Culture and Psychopathology181
Conclusion182
10.Interpersonal Relationships183
Universal Dimensions of Social Relations183
Social Penetration Processes186
Uncertainty Reduction Processes192
Conclusion198
11.Intergroup Relationships201
Ingroup Bias202
Intergroup Contact203
Communication in Ingroup and Outgroup Relationships205
Interpersonal Relationships Between Members of Different Cultures208
Conclusion216
12.Concluding Remarks219
Generality of the Framework219
Unique Methodological Issues223
Final Remarks230
References235
Index275
About the Authors278

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