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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 was also an invited scholar at Nihon University in Japan. As an early pioneer in the field of intercultural communication, he has been a guest speaker at many universities in the United States. In addition, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has written and/or edited 14 textbooks--totaling 45 editions. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. As an active researcher 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.

RICHARD E. PORTER (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He developed his interest in intercultural communication in 1967 before there was an established field of study. His early work along with that of other pioneers in the field laid a basic structural foundation which has been used by many later scholars as the field developed and expanded. He created and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication for 30 years. Dr. Porter is the co-author and editor of 4 books with 24 editions that deal with the subject of intercultural communication.

EDWIN (ED) R. McDANIEL received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He is currently a Member-at-Large of the Japan-U.S. Communication Association and a member of the Thunderbird Educator Network at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also a retired Professor of Intercultural Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University, in Nagoya, Japan, and has been a Japan ICU Foundation Visiting Scholar at the International Christian University in Tokyo. Dr. McDaniel has also taught at San Diego State University, CSU San Marcos, and Thunderbird. In May 2013, he was an invited speaker at the China Cultural Industry Forum (CIF) in Beijing. He is the co-author/co-editor of numerous books on intercultural communication. His articles and book chapters have been published in China, Germany, Korea, and Japan, as well as the United States. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. McDaniel was in government service for over 20 years, during which time he lived and traveled in more than 40 countries.

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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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