The Negotiation of Cultural Identity: Perceptions of European Americans and African Americans

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Whiteness is often looked upon and equated with being American, but this book seeks to discover how other American voices and experiences have been and are excluded from the American legacy. It directly addresses the notion of self and human division in a cultural climate that has historically fostered the marginalization of multiple racial identities. This is an interdisciplinary work on understanding and promoting intercultural communication and will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of communication, multicultural studies, social psychology, and sociology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275961848
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

RONALD L. JACKSON, II is Assistant Professor of Speech and Communication Theory at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Preface: Know Thyself
1 Exploring the Need To Be: An Introduction 1
2 Overview of Identities Negotiated Within Interaction 15
3 Origins: A Foundation for the Discussion of Race in America 25
4 Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Identities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 35
5 Two Theories of Communicated Identity 55
6 Research Design and Methodology 65
7 When 'The Other' Is White: Cultural Identity and Sensemaking 75
8 The Results and Synthesis 95
Bibliography 107
Author Index 117
Subject Index 121
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