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Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes / Edition 1

Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes / Edition 1


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As worldwide travel and contact increase, intercultural communication competence becomes a powerful imperative that goes beyond traditional approaches. The authors' travel experiences in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America and their interactions with people during their travels echo in the book through stories and ideas that have enriched their perspectives. Their firsthand experiences combined with their scholarship offer readers insight into and knowledge of the field of intercultural communication. Offering a unique treatment of intercultural communication culled from the global experiences of its authors, Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes examines intercultural communication against the background of a rapidly-transforming world, both culturally and linguistically. This book focuses on the inseparable relationship between cultural roots and the communicative consequences of humans' confrontation with diversity. Using the metaphors of process and movement-- "roots and routes"-- to capture the ongoing dynamism of intercultural communication, this book demonstrates how theory animates intercultural performance. These metaphors are used as powerful tools for understanding how primary places and things such as home, family, experiences, immigration, food, prejudices, perceptions, popular culture, race, gender, and customs and traditions, help to shape what people think, feel, and do as they interact in an increasingly complex world. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of intercultural communication on a personal or professional level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205292639
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 10/23/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1.Roots and Routes.

2.Communication and Context.

3.Cultural Foundations.

4.Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.

5.Stereotypes and Prejudices.

6.The Ethical Sense.

7.Religion and Intercultural Communication..

8.Language and Cultural Roots.

9.Origin and Nature of Non-Verbal Communication.

10.Economics and Culture.

11.Culture and Pedagogy.

12.Media and Culture.

13.Becoming a Competent Communicator.

14.Future Directions.

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