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This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, rhetoric, group, business, education, health care, and organizational. This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles—some commissioned solely for this text—that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in such a way that you can read, understand, and then apply course concepts to your own life.

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Editorial Reviews

This anthology contains 44 readings that introduce practices and theories essential to communicating with people from other cultures and communicating within subcultures in the US. This tenth edition offers 28 new essays, 15 of them written for this anthology, including a new reading on communication codes between Israelite-Jews and Palestinians. Samovar is affiliated with San Diego State University. Porter is affiliated with California State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"I can appreciate the return to older essays as intercultural communication may evolve, yet, stay the same. Case in point is the reintroduction of culturally significant nonverbal communication which was explored in earlier editions and has now resurfaced with our involvement in the Middle East."

"I like [the proposal] very much. Bringing back some of the articles from previous editions will provide students with an historical perspective that is not found in the current edition, and will serve to bring some sense of scholarly continuity to the study of intercultural communication. The final "New Perspectives" chapter then points to the future of this field of study, again providing continuity."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495898313
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Samovar, Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he taught for five years. He has also been a visiting scholar at Nihon University in Japan. Additionally, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has presented more than 100 scholarly papers and conducted numerous seminars and workshops at international, national, and regional conferences. His publication list is extensive and encompasses books and articles on intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. Professor Samovar remains active in the academic community and continues to research and write about intercultural and small group communication.

Richard E. Porter is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He began his study of intercultural communication in 1967 before there was an established field of inquiry. His work was instrumental in helping establish a foundation and structure for the study of intercultural communication that is widely used today. He has been a co-editor and co-author of intercultural communication books with Larry Samovar since 1970 and with Edwin McDaniel since 2002.

Edwin R. McDaniel was most recently Professor of Intercultural Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University, in Japan, where he taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes on intercultural cultural communication and comparative Japan-U.S. culture. He has also been a Japan ICU Foundation Visiting Scholar at the International Christian University in Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and holds M.A. degrees in both speech communication and Asian history. Dr. McDaniel has taught intercultural courses at Arizona State University and San Diego State University, and he remains affiliated with the School of Communication at the latter. His recent publications include co-editing INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER (Thirteenth Edition), co-authoring COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES (Seventh Edition), and "The Cultural Antecedents to Japanese and U.S. Negotiation" in Volume 7 of FREIBERGER BEITRÄGE ZUR INTERKULTURELLEN UND WIRTSCHAFTSKOMMUNIKATION. Additional publications include book chapters and journal articles related to culture and intercultural communication. His work has been published in China, Germany, and Japan, and also includes numerous juried conference papers. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. McDaniel was in government service for over 20 years, during which time he lived, worked, and traveled in more than 40 countries. He has served as Executive Coordinator of an international NGO focusing on communication between Japan and the United States. In those positions, he prepared and presented a wide variety of written and oral presentation to government, corporate, and international representatives and executives. He continues to research a variety of issues related to Japanese-U.S. intercultural communication and divides his time between Japan and San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. APPROACHES TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. Understanding Intercultural Communication: Some Working Principles - Edwin R. McDaniel, Larry A. Samovar and Richard E. Porter. Dimensionalizing Cultures: The Hofstede Model In Context - Geert Hofstede. Culture and Conflict - Harry C. Triandis. Intercultural Communication in a Globalized World - Bernard Saint-Jacques. Worldview in Intercultural Communication: A Religio-Cosmological Approach - Satoshi Ishii, Donald Klopf, and Peggy Cooke. Harmony without Uniformity: An Asiacentric Worldview and its Communicative Implications. - Yoshitaka Miike. CULTURAL IDENTITY: ISSUES OF BELONGING. Globalization and Intercultural Personhood - Young Yun Kim. An Alternative View of Identity - Guo-Ming Chen. Living within Whiteness: A Project Aimed at Undermining Racism - John T. Warren. American Indian Identity: Communicating with Indian-ness - Steven B. Pratt, Merry C. Pratt, and Lynda D. Dixon. We don't talk right. You ask him. - Joan Wynne. International Marriages in Japan: Cultural Conflict and Harmony - Steven E. Quasha and FumikoTsukada. 3. INTERNATIONAL CULTURES: UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY. The Spitituality of "Being" Grace and Tao and Awaken in Intercultural Communication - Mary Fong. Chimerica: United States-China Communication for the Twenty-first Century - Wenshan Jia, Dexin Tian, and Xuanzi B. Jia. Communication with Indians.- Rajesh Kumar and Anand Kumar Sethi. When Face-to-Face Won't Work: Use of Informal Intermediaries to Communicate Interpersonally in Sub-Saharan Africa - Ann Neville Miller. Russian Cultural Values and Communication Styles - Mira Bergelson. LadylikeMen and Guyland: Cross-Cultural Accomplishments of Masculinities - Justin Charlebois. 4. CO-CULTURES: LIVING IN TWO CULTURES. Unum and Pluribus - Young Yun Kim. Beyond Tolerance: Action Oriented-Interfaith Dialogue with Muslim Communities - Polly Begley. Americans in Black and Brown: Exploring Sources of Intercultural Tensions Between Blacks and Latinos. - Peter Nwosu. Which is My Good Leg? - Dawn Braithwaite and Charles Braithwaite. In Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbian Communication and Culture - William F. Eadie. 5. INTERCULTURAL MESSAGES: VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. The Nexus of Language, Communication, and Culture - Mary Fong. Dialogue, Argument, and Cultural Communication Codes Between Israeli-Jews and Palestinians - Donald G. Ellis and Ifat Maoz. Public Speaking Patterns in Kenya - Ann Neville Miller. Mexican Dichos: Lessons Through Language - Carolyn Roy. The Basis of Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication - Peter A. Andersen. Monochronic and Polychronic Time - Edward T. Hall. Mexicans and Americans: A Different Sense of Space - Ned Crouch. 6. CULTURAL CONTEXTS: THE INFLUENCE OF SETTING. Japanese Style of Decision Making in Business Organizations - Kazuo Nishiyama. Comparing and Contrasting Germanand American Business Cultures - Michael Hinner. The Problem of Globalization: Jamaican Managers at the Intersection of Past and Present Cultural Challenges - Maurice Hall. Health Journeys: Intersections Between Ancient Healing and Modern Medicine - Polly A. Begley and Debbie A. Ockey. Reflections on a Conversation with a Curandera - Roxanne Amerson. Culture and Communication in the Classroom - Geneva Gay. Enculturation of Values in the Educational Setting: Japanese Group Orientation - Edwin R. McDaniel and Eriko Katsumata. Intercultural Communication and the Global Classroom - Charles Braithwaite. 7. COMMUNICATING INTERCULTURALLY: BECOMING COMPETENT. Axioms for a Theory of Intercultural Communication Competence - Brian H. Spitzberg. Confucian Perspectives of Communication Competence - Xiasosui Xiao and Guo-Ming Chen. Harmony, Conflict and the Process of Argument in Chinese societies - Michael David Hazen and Rui Shi. The Social Construction of Demeanor Through Deference Rituals - Justin Charlebois. Discriminating Attitudes Toward Speech - Aaron Castelan Cargile. 8. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE. A Communicative Approach to Intercultural Dialogue on Ethics - Richard J. Evanoff. Worldview: The Ethical Dimension - Ninian Smart. Cultural Diversity: A World View - Thomas Sowell. The Limits of Cultural Diversity - Harlan Cleveland.

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