Intercultural Communication: A Reader / Edition 12

Intercultural Communication: A Reader / Edition 12

by Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R. McDaniel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495554189

ISBN-13: 9780495554189

Pub. Date: 02/08/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures benefits each of us as individuals and has the potential to improve the lives of the more than 6.5 billion people with whom we share this planet. With a wide range of articles from around the globe, this reader will help you understand and apply the principles of intercultural

Overview

The ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures benefits each of us as individuals and has the potential to improve the lives of the more than 6.5 billion people with whom we share this planet. With a wide range of articles from around the globe, this reader will help you understand and apply the principles of intercultural communication-giving you the tools to become a more culturally aware communicator for life!

This reader is the perfect companion to Samovar and Porter's text, Communication Between Cultures, Fifth Edition (ISBN: 0-534-56929-3). With current examples drawn from different fields-including health care, business, and education-Communication Between Cultures offers practical advice you'll be able to apply to your future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495554189
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/08/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
1Approaches to Intercultural Communication1
Understanding Intercultural Communication: An Overview6
Imaging Culture with a Little Help from the Pushmi-Pullyu16
Culture and Conflict22
Our Locus in the Universe: Worldview and Intercultural Communication32
The Practice of Intercultural Communication: Reflections for Professionals in Cultural Meetings39
2Cultural Identity: Issues of Belonging49
Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication53
Finding My Whiteness: A Narrative of Cultural Identification61
A Polish Jewish American Story: Collective Memories and Intergroup Relations71
The Hybrid Identities of Gender Queer: Claiming Neither/Nor, Both/And76
Ambiguous Insiders: An Investigation of Arab American Invisibility82
3International Cultures: Understanding Diversity98
Living Together vs. Going It Alone103
The Wei (Positioning)-Ming (Naming)-Lianmian (Face) Continuum in Contemporary Chinese Culture114
India: The Dance of Shiva122
Personality and Person Perception in AFrica135
Communication with Egyptians142
4Co-Cultures: Living in Two Cultures149
Unum and Pluribus: Ideological Underpinnings of Interethnic Communication in the United States153
Does the Worm Live in the Ground? Reflections on Native American Spirituality164
Let Me Count the Ways: African-American/European-American Marriages170
Gendered Communication Styles177
"Which Is My Good Leg?": Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities187
In Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbian Communication and Culture198
5Intercultural Messages: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication209
The Nexus of Language, Communication, and Culture214
German Language: Whose Language, Whose Culture?222
Dialogue and Cultural Communication Codes Between Israeli Jews and Palestinians231
Public Speaking Patterns in Kenya238
Mexican Dichos: Lessons Through Language246
Unraveling Cultural Cues: Dimensions of Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures250
Japanese Nonverbal Communication: A Reflection of Cultural Themes266
6Cultural Contexts: The Influence of the Setting275
U.S. Americans and Mexicans Working Together: Five Core Concepts280
Application of American Management Theories and Practices to the Indian Business Environment: Understanding the Impact of National Culture286
Contrasts in Discussion Behaviors of German and American Managers298
"Half-Truths" in Argentina, Brazil, and India: An Intercultural Analysis of Physician-Patient Communication308
Exploring Culture in Nursing: A Theory-Driven Practice318
Culture and Communication in the Classroom326
Social Dynamics of the Multicultural Classroom343
7Communicating Interculturally: Becoming Competent354
Intercultural Awareness357
Managing Intercultural Conflicts Effectively366
The Role of Dialogue in Managing Intergroup Conflict378
Sojourner Adaptation387
8Ethical Considerations: Prospects for the Future394
Cultural Diversity: A World View398
The Limits to Cultural Diversity405
Intercultural Personhood: An Integration of Eastern and Western Perspectives408
Ethical Intercultural Technical Communication: Looking Through the Lens of Confucian Ethics420
Business Ethics and Intercultural Communication: Exploring the Overlap Between Two Academic Fields430
Index441

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