Talking Black and White: An Intercultural Exploration of Twenty-First-Century Racism, Prejudice, and Perception

Talking Black and White: An Intercultural Exploration of Twenty-First-Century Racism, Prejudice, and Perception

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Overview

Talking Black and White: An Intercultural Exploration of Twenty-First-Century Racism, Prejudice, and Perception investigates domestic race-related social justice issues and intercultural communication between Black and White individuals. Twenty-first-century racism, racial tensions, prejudice, police brutality, #BLM, misperception, and the role of the past are deconstructed in an engaging, provocative, and accessible manner. Gina Castle Bell explores these dynamics through the lenses of intercultural communication, critical intercultural communication, critical race theory, critical theory, rhetoric, sociology, race and racism, interracial communication, Black communication, identity, identity negotiation, and communication theory. This is an ideal book for scholars, students, and working professionals who are interested in intercultural communication, race relations, and healthy communication across various areas of difference.

Editorial Reviews

Rachel Alicia Griffin

In ways that many White scholars are unable and/or unwilling to do, Dr. Gina Castle Bell reflexively confronts what is at stake amid real-world Black and White racial dynamics—namely, survival for many and the humanity of us all. I am impressed by her intellectual endeavor in Talking Black and White, not because it is perfect but because she is a White woman setting a high standard for any White person who claims a socially just sensibility.

Kathryn Hobson

Castle Bell’s monograph offers us an updated glimpse into black-white race relations in contemporary U.S. culture. Using an accessible style, and acute analysis, her book provides readers an opportunity to dialogue about intercultural (mis)communications as one of the largest issues facing us in the 21st century.

Choice

Most educational were the three chapters where Bell defines terms, describes her study, and explains her theoretical frameworks. Additionally, her concluding chapter and recommendations for the future are strong. This book's strength is its explanation of qualitative research methods and theories for graduate students and researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty.

Ronald L. Jackson II

Brilliantly-written and boldly honest, Talking Black and White is a refreshing empirical treatment of one of the most painfully intense social issues of our time. Gina Castle Bell skillfully manages to cut to the heart of the issue very early in the manuscript as she makes the provocative declaration, “We have not treated people of color like they are as valuable as White folks in this nation.” Then, she clearly articulates and deconstructs the pulp of our collective possibilities. This book tells us what white privilege looks like by calling attention to #TrueStory examples, and Bell offers a path for moving forward. This book will be a must-read for many years to come!

CHOICE

Most educational were the three chapters where Bell defines terms, describes her study, and explains her theoretical frameworks. Additionally, her concluding chapter and recommendations for the future are strong. This book's strength is its explanation of qualitative research methods and theories for graduate students and researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498516914
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/31/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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