Theorizing About Intercultural Communication

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Theorizing About Intercultural Communication is a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Intercultural Communication, Communication Theory, and Cultural Studies.
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"Each chapter takes on the issue at hand with a considerable degree of rigor that incorporates extensive literature review, theoretical backgrounds, and detailed explanations of the development of each theoretical perspective. "-International Criminal Justice Review— Adrian Holiday
International Criminal Justice Review - Adrian Holiday
"Each chapter takes on the issue at hand with a considerable degree of rigor that incorporates extensive literature review, theoretical backgrounds, and detailed explanations of the development of each theoretical perspective. "
—International Criminal Justice Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761927488
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/14/2004
  • Pages: 490
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

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

1 Theorizing about intercultural communication : an introduction 3
2 The coordinated management of meaning (CMM) 35
3 Speech codes theory : restatement, revisions, and response to criticisms 55
4 The matrix of face : an updated face-negotiation theory 71
5 Culture-based conversational constraints theory : individual- and culture-level analyses 93
6 Communication accommodation theory 121
7 Cross-cultural and intercultural applications of expectancy violations theory and interaction adaptation theory 149
8 From the margins to the center : utilizing co-cultural theory in diverse contexts 173
9 Identity management theory : facework in intercultural relationships 195
10 Identity negotiation theory : crossing cultural boundaries 211
11 Theorizing cultural identifications : critical updates and continuing evolution 235
12 A communication theory of identity : development, theoretical perspective, and future directions 257
13 An anxiety/uncertainty management (AUM) theory of effective communication : making the mesh of the net finer 281
14 Association and dissociation : a contextual theory of interethnic communication 323
15 Effective intercultural workgroup communication theory 351
16 Adapting to a new culture : an integrative communication theory 375
17 Cultural schema theory 401
18 An anxiety/uncertainty management (AUM) theory of strangers' intercultural adjustment 419
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