Intercultural Communication Theory: Current Perspectives

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The seventh volume of the distinguished series International and Intercultural Communication Annuals is published for the first time by SAGE. It is also the first volume to be presented in a new format: theme-oriented volumes that examine key issues in intercultural communication. Twenty four leaders in the field contribute original essays that review the progress made toward developing theories of intercultural communication. Theories based on traditional communication perspectives, new theories that are unique ...

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Overview

The seventh volume of the distinguished series International and Intercultural Communication Annuals is published for the first time by SAGE. It is also the first volume to be presented in a new format: theme-oriented volumes that examine key issues in intercultural communication. Twenty four leaders in the field contribute original essays that review the progress made toward developing theories of intercultural communication. Theories based on traditional communication perspectives, new theories that are unique to this new emerging discipline, and contributions from such areas as philosophy, social psychology and linguistics are described.

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William B. Gudykunst (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1977) is Professor of Speech Communication at the College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton. Bill has written and edited numerous works for SAGE, including the Handbook of Intercultural and International Communication, 2/e, and Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication, 3/e as well as the best-selling introductory undergraduate texts Building Bridges: Interpersonal Skills for a Changing World (Houghton Mifflin) and Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication, 3/e (Mc Graw-Hill). He is extremely well known in the discipline and is one of its most prolific writers/scholars in the areas of intercultural communication and human communication theory.

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Table of Contents

Preface Part One
Introduction William B Gudykunst Theorizing in Intercultural Communication
An Introduction Roichi Okabe Cultural Assumptions of East and West
Japan and the United States L E Sarbaugh and Nobleza Asuncion-Lande Theory Building in Intercultural Communication
Synthesizing the Action Caucus Part Two
Theories Based on Traditional Communication Perspectives James L Applegate and Howard E Sypher A Constructivist Outline W Barnett Pearce and Richard L Wiseman Rules Theories
Varieties, Limitations, and Potentials Vernon E Cronen and Robert Shuter Forming Intercultural Bonds Jolene Koester and Carl B Holmberg Returning to Rhetoric Brent D Ruben A System-Theoretic View Part Three
New Theoretical Developments Hamid Mowlana Mass Media and Culture
Toward an Integrated Theory George A Barnett and D Lawrence Kincaid Cultural Convergence
A Mathematical Theory Huber W Ellingsworth Adaptive Intercultural Communication Dennis W Tafoya The Roots of Conflict
A Theory and Typology Part Four
Contributions from Other Disciplines Ralph E Cooley Codes and Contexts
An Argument for Their Description Nobleza Asuncion-Lande Language Theory and Linguistic Principles Peter Ehrenhaus Culture and The Attribution Process
Barriers to Effective Communication Joseph J Pilotta The Phenomenological Approach Bernard I Blackman Toward A Grounded Theory Molefi Kete Asante and Erika Vora Toward Multiple Philosophical Approaches

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