Intercultural Communication: A Reader: A Reader

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Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R. McDaniel
Cengage Learning, 2009 - Social Science - 496 pages
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This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effecti
  

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Book really could benefit from from bolding or underlining key word. Some illustration or more diagrams might help make the text easier to understand and break down, especially for visual learners.

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I had this as a text for Intercultural Communication. Not necessarily a book to sit down and just read, but it is a good reference for academic work/writing. Read full review

Contents

Identity Issues of Belonging
65
International Cultures Understanding Diversity
128
CoCultures Multiculturalism in the United States
181
Intercultural Messages Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
232
Cultural Contexts The Influence of the Setting
287
Communicating Interculturally Becoming Competent
377
Ethical Considerations Prospects for the Future
420
Index
469
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About the author (2009)

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 (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He developed his interest in intercultural communication in 1967 before there was an established field of study. His early work along with that of other pioneers in the field laid a basic structural foundation which has been used by many later scholars as the field developed and expanded. He created and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication for 30 years. Dr. Porter is the co-author and editor of 4 books with 24 editions that deal with the subject of intercultural communication.

Edwin R. McDaniel was most recently Professor of Intercultural Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University, in Japan, where he taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes on intercultural cultural communication and comparative Japan-U.S. culture. He has also been a Japan ICU Foundation Visiting Scholar at the International Christian University in Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and holds M.A. degrees in both speech communication and Asian history. Dr. McDaniel has taught intercultural courses at Arizona State University and San Diego State University, and he remains affiliated with the School of Communication at the latter. His recent publications include co-editing INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER (Thirteenth Edition), co-authoring COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES (Seventh Edition), and "The Cultural Antecedents to Japanese and U.S. Negotiation" in Volume 7 of FREIBERGER BEITRÄGE ZUR INTERKULTURELLEN UND WIRTSCHAFTSKOMMUNIKATION. Additional publications include book chapters and journal articles related to culture and intercultural communication. His work has been published in China, Germany, and Japan, and also includes numerous juried conference papers. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. McDaniel was in government service for over 20 years, during which time he lived, worked, and traveled in more than 40 countries. He has served as Executive Coordinator of an international NGO focusing on communication between Japan and the United States. In those positions, he prepared and presented a wide variety of written and oral presentation to government, corporate, and international representatives and executives. He continues to research a variety of issues related to Japanese-U.S. intercultural communication and divides his time between Japan and San Diego.

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