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Intercultural Communication: A Reader / Edition 10

Intercultural Communication: A Reader / Edition 10

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The ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures benefits each of us as individuals and has the potential to improve the lives of the more than 6.5 billion people with whom we share this planet. With a wide range of articles from around the globe, this reader will help you understand and apply the principles of intercultural communication-giving you the tools to become a more culturally aware communicator for life!

This reader is the perfect companion to Samovar and Porter's text, Communication Between Cultures, Fifth Edition (ISBN: 0-534-56929-3). With current examples drawn from different fields-including health care, business, and education-Communication Between Cultures offers practical advice you'll be able to apply to your future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534564988
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Larry Samovar, Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he taught for five years. He was also an invited scholar at Nihon University in Japan. As an early pioneer in the field of intercultural communication, he has been a guest speaker at many universities in the United States. In addition, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has written and/or edited 14 textbooks—totaling 45 editions. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. As an active researcher he has presented more than 100 scholarly papers and conducted numerous seminars and workshops at international, national, and regional conferences. His publication list is extensive and encompasses books and articles on intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.

Richard E. Porter is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Dr. Porter developed his interest in intercultural communication in 1967 before there was an established field of study. His and other pioneers' early work in the field laid the basic structural foundation used by many later scholars as the field developed and expanded. For 30 years he created and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication. Dr. Porter is the co-author and editor of four books with 24 editions that deal with the subject of intercultural communication.

Edwin (Ed) R. McDaniel received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He is currently a Member-at-Large of the Japan-U.S. Communication Association and a member of the Thunderbird Educator Network at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also a retired Professor of Intercultural Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University in Nagoya, Japan, and has been a Japan ICU Foundation Visiting Scholar at the International Christian University in Tokyo. In addition, Dr. McDaniel has taught at San Diego State University, CSU San Marcos, and Thunderbird. In May 2013, he was an invited speaker at the China Cultural Industry Forum (CIF) in Beijing. He is the co-author/co-editor of numerous books on intercultural communication. His articles and book chapters have been published in China, Germany, Korea, and Japan, as well as the United States. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. McDaniel was in government service for over 20 years, during which time he lived and traveled in more than 40 countries.

Carolyn Sexton Roy has been a member of the History Department at San Diego State University since 1989. Her doctoral studies in Colonial Latin American history were conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles. A well-practiced presenter of papers at regional, national, and international conventions, she has been published numerous times. She has traveled extensively in Latin America. A Fulbright Fellowship enabled her to conduct research for an extended period and salvage an archive in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. Her linguistic skills—particularly applied to Latin America—facilitate her high level of understanding of intercultural communication.

Table of Contents

1Approaches to Intercultural Communication1
Understanding Intercultural Communication: An Overview6
Imaging Culture with a Little Help from the Pushmi-Pullyu16
Culture and Conflict22
Our Locus in the Universe: Worldview and Intercultural Communication32
The Practice of Intercultural Communication: Reflections for Professionals in Cultural Meetings39
2Cultural Identity: Issues of Belonging49
Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication53
Finding My Whiteness: A Narrative of Cultural Identification61
A Polish Jewish American Story: Collective Memories and Intergroup Relations71
The Hybrid Identities of Gender Queer: Claiming Neither/Nor, Both/And76
Ambiguous Insiders: An Investigation of Arab American Invisibility82
3International Cultures: Understanding Diversity98
Living Together vs. Going It Alone103
The Wei (Positioning)-Ming (Naming)-Lianmian (Face) Continuum in Contemporary Chinese Culture114
India: The Dance of Shiva122
Personality and Person Perception in AFrica135
Communication with Egyptians142
4Co-Cultures: Living in Two Cultures149
Unum and Pluribus: Ideological Underpinnings of Interethnic Communication in the United States153
Does the Worm Live in the Ground? Reflections on Native American Spirituality164
Let Me Count the Ways: African-American/European-American Marriages170
Gendered Communication Styles177
"Which Is My Good Leg?": Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities187
In Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbian Communication and Culture198
5Intercultural Messages: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication209
The Nexus of Language, Communication, and Culture214
German Language: Whose Language, Whose Culture?222
Dialogue and Cultural Communication Codes Between Israeli Jews and Palestinians231
Public Speaking Patterns in Kenya238
Mexican Dichos: Lessons Through Language246
Unraveling Cultural Cues: Dimensions of Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures250
Japanese Nonverbal Communication: A Reflection of Cultural Themes266
6Cultural Contexts: The Influence of the Setting275
U.S. Americans and Mexicans Working Together: Five Core Concepts280
Application of American Management Theories and Practices to the Indian Business Environment: Understanding the Impact of National Culture286
Contrasts in Discussion Behaviors of German and American Managers298
"Half-Truths" in Argentina, Brazil, and India: An Intercultural Analysis of Physician-Patient Communication308
Exploring Culture in Nursing: A Theory-Driven Practice318
Culture and Communication in the Classroom326
Social Dynamics of the Multicultural Classroom343
7Communicating Interculturally: Becoming Competent354
Intercultural Awareness357
Managing Intercultural Conflicts Effectively366
The Role of Dialogue in Managing Intergroup Conflict378
Sojourner Adaptation387
8Ethical Considerations: Prospects for the Future394
Cultural Diversity: A World View398
The Limits to Cultural Diversity405
Intercultural Personhood: An Integration of Eastern and Western Perspectives408
Ethical Intercultural Technical Communication: Looking Through the Lens of Confucian Ethics420
Business Ethics and Intercultural Communication: Exploring the Overlap Between Two Academic Fields430

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