Theorizing About Intercultural Communication

Theorizing About Intercultural Communication

by William B. Gudykunst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761927484

ISBN-13: 9780761927488

Pub. Date: 09/15/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Twenty-six international academics—all theorists whose theories are frequently cited in the literature on communication and culture—contribute 18 chapters covering the major theories in intercultural communication. For each theory, the author (or group of authors) explains the impetus behind its development, its scope, the underlying metatheoretical and…  See more details below

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Twenty-six international academics—all theorists whose theories are frequently cited in the literature on communication and culture—contribute 18 chapters covering the major theories in intercultural communication. For each theory, the author (or group of authors) explains the impetus behind its development, its scope, the underlying metatheoretical and theoretical assumptions, an historical overview of its development, its theoretical propositions, research that has been conducted to test the theory, and how the theory can be applied. For undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication, communication theory, and cultural studies. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761927488
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IIntroduction1
1.Theorizing About Intercultural Communication: An Introduction3
Part IITheories of Communication Incorporating Culture33
2.The Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM)35
3.Speech Codes Theory: Restatement, Revisions, and Response to Criticisms55
Part IIITheories Focusing on Cross-Cultural Variability in Communication69
4.The Matrix of Face: An Updated Face-Negotiation Theory71
5.Culture-Based Conversational Constraints Theory: Individual- and Culture-Level Analyses93
Part IVTheories Focusing on Adaptations in Interactions119
6.Communication Accommodation Theory121
7.Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Applications of Expectancy Violations Theory and Interaction Adaptation Theory149
8.From the Margins to the Center: Utilizing Co-Cultural Theory in Diverse Contexts173
Part VTheories Focusing on Identity193
9.Identity Management Theory: Facework in Intercultural Relationships195
10.Identity Negotiation Theory: Crossing Cultural Boundaries211
11.Theorizing Cultural Identifications: Critical Updates and Continuing Evolution235
12.A Communication Theory of Identity: Development, Theoretical Perspective, and Future Directions257
Part VITheories Focusing on Effective Communication and Decisions279
13.An Anxiety/Uncertainty Management (AUM) Theory of Effective Communication: Making the Mesh of the Net Finer281
14.Association and Dissociation: A Contextual Theory of Interethnic Communication323
15.Effective Intercultural Workgroup Communication Theory351
Part VIITheories Focusing on Adjustment and Acculturation373
16.Adapting to a New Culture: An Integrative Communication Theory375
17.Cultural Schema Theory401
18.An Anxiety/Uncertainty Management (AUM) Theory of Strangers' Intercultural Adjustment419
Index459
About the Editor475
About the Contributors476

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