The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication / Edition 1

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Overview

The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication Studies aims to produce a volume of essays that powerfully engage issues and topics related to critical intercultural communication studies. Critical intercultural communication studies represents a burgeoning area of inquiry within the field of intercultural communication in the larger Communication discipline. This area focuses on issues of power, context, socio-economic relations and historical/structural forces as these play out in culture and intercultural communication encounters, relationships, and contexts. Scholars in the field have imagined and envisioned what critical intercultural communication studies can be; however there is no resource to date that fully engages such imaginings.

Compared to other intellectual courses, the theoretical and contextual range of critical intercultural communication studies has not been fully delineated, articulated, or explored, although scholars have argued for its creation since the 1970s. Because this intellectual course is still developing and taking shape and is in dire need of delineation, a Handbook will help furnish scholars with a consolidated resource of essays that highlight critical intercultural communication studies, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities. This handbook will be one of the first volumes to sketch out the intellectual terrain of critical intercultural communication studies in terms of the following: a) tracing and reengaging the historical steps and developments that enabled such a course of study and b) presenting new and vibrant possibilities of engaging culture and intercultural relations and contexts in a “critical” way. This handbook will help scholars revisit, assess, and reflect on the formation of critical intercultural communication studies and where it needs to go in terms of theorizing, knowledge production, and social justice engagement.

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"A fascinating read for those of us who are not familiar withthis stream, as well as for those well-versed in the discipline.The contributions to the handbook represent a broad range oftopics; they offer various theoretical perspectives and futureorientations in critical intercultural communication." (The Delta Intercultural Academy, 1 August 2013)

"Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty."(Choice, 1 November 2011)

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Meet the Author

Rona Tamiko Halualani is Associate professor in Departmentof Communication Studies at San Jose State University. She is theauthor of In the Name of Hawaiians: Native Identities andCultural Politics (U Minn 2002) and publishes widely on issuesof intercultural contact, race relations, and diversity. In 2005,Dr. Halualani was selected as a 2005-06 Carnegie Scholar by theprestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching(located at Stanford University).

Thomas K. Nakayamais currently professor in the HughDowns School of Human Communication and founding director of AsianPacific American Studies at Arizona State University. He is theauthor of numerous books and is currently the editor of the Journalof International and Intercultural Communication. He is a fellow ofthe International Academy of Intercultural Research, a formerFulbrighter at the Université de Mons-Hainaut in Belgium,Libra Professor at the University of Maine, and he served on theBoard of Directors of the Arizona Humanities Council.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

1. Critical Intercultural Communication Studies: At a Crossroads(Rona Tamiko Halualani, San José State University, andThomas K. Nakayama, Northeastern University).

Part I: Critical Junctures and Reflections In Our Field: ARevisiting:.

2. Writing the Intellectual History of InterculturalCommunication (Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, University ofWisconsin-Parkside).

3. Critical Reflections on Culture and Critical InterculturalCommunication (Dreama G. Moon, California State University, SanMarcos).

4. Reflecting Upon “Enlarging Conceptual Boundaries: ACritique of Research in Intercultural Communication”(Alberto González, Bowling Green State University).

5. Intercultural Communication Dialectics Revisited (JudithN. Martin, Arizona State University, and Thomas K. Nakayama,Northeastern University).

6. Reflections on “Problematizing ‘Nation’ inIntercultural Communication Research” (Kent A. Ono,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

7. Reflections on “Bridging Paradigms: How Not to ThrowOut the Baby of Collective Representation with the FunctionalistBathwater in Critical Intercultural Communication” (S.Lily Mendoza, Oakland University).

8. Revisiting the Borderlands of Critical InterculturalCommunication (Leda Cooks, University of Massachusetts,Amherst).

9. Expanding the Circumference of Intercultural CommunicationStudy (William J. Starosta, Howard University, and Guo-MingChen, University of Rhode Island).

Part II: Critical Dimensions in Intercultural CommunicationStudies:.

10. Internationalizing Critical Race Communication Studies:Transnationality, Space, and Affect (Raka Shome, New YorkUniversity).

11. Re-imagining Intercultural Communication in the Context ofGlobalization (Kathryn Sorrells, California State University,Northridge).

12. Culture as Text and Culture as Theory: Asiacentricity andIts Raison D’être in Intercultural CommunicationResearch (Yoshitaka Miike, University of Hawai‘i,Hilo).

13. Entering the Inter: Power Lines in InterculturalCommunication (Aimee Carrillo Rowe, University ofIowa).

14. Speaking of Difference: Language, Inequality andInterculturality (Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington,Seattle).

15. Speaking Against the Hegemony of English: ProblemsIdeologies, and Solutions (Yukio Tsuda, University ofTsukuba).

16. Coculturation: Toward A Critical Theoretical Framework ofCultural Adjustment (Melissa L. Curtin, University ofCalifornia, Santa Barbara).

17. Public Memories in the Shadow of the Other: Divided Memoriesand National Identity (Jolanta A. Drzewiecka, Washington StateUniversity).

18. Critical Intercultural Communication, Remembrances of GeorgeWashington Williams, and the Rediscovery of Léopold II’s“Crimes Against Humanity” (Marouf Hasian, Universityof Utah).

Part III: Critical Topics in Intercultural CommunicationStudies:.

19. Situating Gender in Critical Intercultural CommunicationStudies (Lara Lengel, Bowling Green State University, and ScottC. Martin, Bowling Green State University).

20. Identity and Difference: Race and the Necessity of theDiscriminating Subject (Ronald L. Jackson II, Universityof Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jamie Moshin, University ofWashington).

21. Br(other) in the Classroom: Testimony, Reflection, andCultural Negotiation (Bryant Keith Alexander, California StateUniversity Los Angeles).

22. When Frankness Goes Funky: Afro-Proxemics Meets WesternPolemics at the Border of the Suburb (Jim Perkinson, Universityof Oakland, Michigan).

23. Iterative Hesitancies and Latinidad: The Reverberances ofRaciality (Bernadette Marie Calafell, University of Denver, andShane T. Moreman, California State University, Fresno).

24. We Got Game: Race, Masculinity, and Civilization inProfessional Team Sport (Lisa A. Flores, University of Colorado,Boulder, Karen Lee Ashcraft, University of Utah, and TracyMarafiote, State University of New York at Fredonia).

25. It Really Isn’t About You: Whiteness and the Dangersof Thinking You Got It (John T. Warren, Southern IllinoisUniversity, Carbondale).

26. Critical Reflections on a Pedagogy of Ability (Deanna L.Fassett, San José State University).

27. The Scarlet Letter, Vigilantism, and the Politics of Sadism(Richard Morris, Arizona State University).

28. Authenticity and Identity in the Portable Homeland(Victoria Chen, San Francisco State University).

29. Layers of Nikkei: Japanese Diaspora and World War II(Etsuko Kinefuchi, University of North Carolina atGreensboro).

30. Placing South Asian Digital Diasporas in Second life(Radhika Gajjala, Bowling Green State University).

31. “The Creed of the White Kid”: A Diss-apology(Melissa Steyn, University of Cape Town).

32. A Critical Reflection on an Intercultural CommunicationWorkshop: Mexicans and Taiwanese Working on the US-Mexico Border(Hsin-I Cheng, Santa Clara University).

33. “Quit Whining and Tell Me About YourExperiences!”: (In)Tolerance, Pragmatism, and Muting inIntergroup Dialogue (Sarah DeTurk, University of Texas at SanAntonio).

34. A Proposal for Concerted Collaboration between CriticalScholars of Intercultural and Organizational Communication(Brenda J. Allen, University of Colorado, Denver).

Part IV: Critical Visions of Intercultural CommunicationStudies:.

35. Conclusion: Envisioning the Pathway(s) of CriticalIntercultural Communication Studies (Thomas K. Nakayama,Northeastern University, and Rona Tamiko Halualani, San JoséState University).

Index.

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