Readings in Intercultural Communication: Experiences and Contexts / Edition 2

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The goal of this revised edition is to explore multiple perspectives in intercultural communication that are grounded in the everyday communication experiences of study. The essays in this edition range from the classic writings of E. T. Hall, Gerry Philipsen and Geert Hofstede to more recent scholarship influenced by critical theory and cultural studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767427166
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/9/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith N. Martin is currently Herberger Professor of Communication in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in speech communication from the Pennsylvania State University. She also studied at the Université de Grenoble for a year, and was involved in study aboard administration for a number of years. She also has experience in cross cultural training and has co-authored three books with Prof. Tom Nakayama. Her current research interests focus on: the role of communication in cross cultural transitions, white identity and and communication, and pedagogical issues in teaching intercultural communication.

Thomas K. Nakayama is Professor and Director of the Department of Communications Studies, Northeastern University. He received his Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Iowa. He has been a Fulbright lecturer at the Université de Mons-Hainaut in Belgium and Libra Professor at the University of Maine. He has taught at Arizona State University, California State University, San Bernardino and the University of Iowa. His interests are in critical theory, cultural studies, and rhetorical studies.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Foundations of Intercultural Communication 1
1 A Dialectical Approach to Intercultural Communication 3
2 Thinking About "Culture" in Intercultural Communication 13
3 Worldview, Religion, and Intercultural Communication 21
Activities for Skill Development 32
Pt. 2 Identity and Intercultural Communication 33
4 On Being Biracial in the United States 35
5 Jewish American Identity 44
6 Happy to Be Nappy! Embracing an Afrocentric Aesthetic for Beauty 52
7 My Three Cultures: Navigating the Multicultural Identity Landscape 60
8 Learning to See What I Was Never Supposed to See: Becoming Chicana in a White World 67
Activities for Skill Development 74
Pt. 3 History and Intercultural Communication 77
9 Stranger in the Village 81
10 Crossing an Irish Border 88
11 Migration Across Generations: Whose Identity Is Authentic? 95
12 Views From the Other Side: Perspectives on the Cyprus Conflict 101
Activities for Skill Development 113
Pt. 4 Language and Intercultural Communication 115
13 Communication Accommodation in Intercultural Encounters 117
14 Help! My Professor (or Doctor or Boss) Doesn't Talk English 127
15 "I can't do that!" but I "can actually see around corners": American Indian Students and the Study of Public "Communication" 138
16 A Ritual for Attempting Leave-Taking in Colombia 149
17 Code-Switching: An Everyday Reality in Belgium 156
Activites for Skill Development 162
Pt. 5 Cultural Spaces and Nonverbal Communication 163
18 Key Concepts: Underlying Structures of Culture 165
19 Foxwoods Casino and the (Re-)presentation of Native Identity 172
20 A Comparative Analysis of Nonverbal Expressions as Portrayed by Korean and American Print-Media Advertising 181
21 Places for Speaking in Teamsterville 192
Activities for Skill Development 202
Pt. 6 Popular Culture and Intercultural Communication 203
22 Cultural Differences in the Perceptions of Sports Mascots: A Rhetorical Study of Tim Giago's Newspaper Columns 205
23 Different Children, Different Dreams: Racial Representation in Advertising 212
24 Looking at the Front Door: Exploring Images of the Black Male on MTV's The Real World 219
25 The Siege and American Media Portrayals of Arabs and Moslems 227
Activities for Skill Development 234
Pt. 7 Communication and Intercultural Transitions 235
26 Cross-Cultural Adaptation: An Integrative Theory 237
27 The Cycle of Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Reentry 246
28 Translated Enactments: The Relational Configurations of the Asian Indian Immigrant Experience 259
29 South Korean Adoptees Growing Up in White America: Negotiating Race and Culture 266
Activities for Skill Development 276
Pt. 8 Communication and Intercultural Relationships 277
30 The Role of Family and Macrocultures in Intercultural Relationships 279
31 I, We, and They 289
32 Intercultural Friendships as Interpersonal Alliances 301
33 Performing Commitment 310
Activities for Skill Development 319
Pt. 9 Conflict, Communication, and Culture 321
34 Intercultural Conflict Competence 323
35 Negotiating With the Swazis 336
36 Crossing the Color Line: From Empathy to Implicature in Intercultural Communication 344
37 Mass-Mediated Communication and Intercultural Conflict 351
Activities for Skill Development 360
Pt. 10 Ethics and Intercultural Communication 361
38 Ethical Issues in Intercultural Communication 363
39 Joint Performance Across Cultures: Improvisation in a Persian Garden 371
40 Redefining the "Other" in Multicultural Research 378
41 Painting the White Face Red: Intercultural Contact Presented Through Poetic Ethnography 386
Activities for Skill Development 396
Credits and Acknowledgments 397
Index 399
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