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Foundations of Intercultural Communication is the broadest, most inclusive overview of the field of intercultural communication now available. It treats the history of the field, covers important topics like ethics and multiculturalism, and describes the way in which new advances in theory are starting to diverge from earlier emphasis.

Outstanding features of the book include: 1) integration of theoretical and practical perspectives, 2) targeting of undergraduate and basic-level graduate classes as well as professionals, 3) inclusion of all neglected levels of inquiry, and 4) designation of both domestic and foreign cultures as essential to the field of intercultural communication. These features will render the current book uniquely attractive to academics and professionals. At the college level, this book is best used in undergraduate and basic graduate-level intercultural communication courses. It will also serve as an excellent reference work for administrators, nurses, engineers, and business practitioners.

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This introductory text addresses basics such as cultural perceptions and values; contextual matters such as language and nonverbal communication; interaction, including intercultural relationship development, conflict management, adaptation, and listening. A section on applications includes treatment of cultural diversity and intercultural communication competence and training, and the final section addresses ethics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205175291
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/27/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Guo-Ming Chen is Professor of communication at the University of Rhode Island. Professor Chen holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Kent State University. William J. Starosta is Graduate Professor of Communication and Culture at Howard University. Professor Starosta holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from Indiana University.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Foundation 1
1 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
2 Communication and Culture 20
3 Cultural Perception and Values 32
Pt. II Context 59
4 Language and Culture 61
5 Nonverbal Communication and Culture 82
Pt. III Interaction 109
6 Intercultural Relationship Development 111
7 Intercultural Conflict Management 140
8 Intercultural Adaptation 163
9 Listening between Co-Cultures 182
Pt. IV Application 209
10 Cultural Diversity and Multiculturalism 211
11 Intercultural Communication Competence 239
12 Intercultural Training 258
Pt. V Ethical Issues and the Future 281
13 Ethics and the Future of Intercultural Communication 283
References 307
Index 332
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