Culture and interpersonal communication

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Sage Publications, Nov 1, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 278 pages
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Recipient of the 1988 Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the Speech Communication Association "The integration is impressive, and the book is a 'must' for those interested in this and related topics. . . . I think this book is likely to become 'the bible' of graduate students preparing for qualifying examinations for their doctorate in interpersonal communication, particularly if cultural variables are included in such preparation. Professionals in this area will, of course, want to have it. It is recommended to all readers of this journal." --Harry Triandis, International Journal of Intercultural Relations "This book provides a welcome addition to the literature on human interaction. . . . The coverage of most areas is impressive. The authors have amassed a considerable volume of material and have managed to compress a very detailed discussion into a comparatively small space. The material is logically organized and succinctly presented throughout . . . a valuable reference source. . . . A thoroughly researched and tightly written book which contributes significantly to the corpus scholarship in both interpersonal and intercultural communication. It is highly recommended as a reference source for anyone interested in these increasingly imporatnt areas of research." --Canadian Journal of Communication "The authors have integrated an impressive array of literature. . . . This book is timely and will help give direction to culture and communnication research over the next decade. . . . Clearly structured and the material is well organized. . . . The writing is easy to read and the material generally well integrated." --Contemporary Sociology "Offers a very useful grounding and integration of work in this area so far." --Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

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William B. Gudykunst (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1977) is Professor of Speech Communication at the College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton. Bill has written and edited numerous works for SAGE, including the Handbook of Intercultural and International Communication, 2/e, and Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication, 3/e as well as the best-selling introductory undergraduate texts Building Bridges: Interpersonal Skills for a Changing World (Houghton Mifflin) and Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication, 3/e (McGraw-Hill). He is extremely well known in the discipline and is one of its most prolific writers/scholars in the areas of intercultural communication and human communication theory.

Stella Ting-Toomey (Ph.D., University of Washington) is a Professor of Human Communication Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Her research interests focus on fine-tuning the conflict face-negotiation theory and testing the impact of situational and ethnic identity factors on conflict styles. She also holds a strong interest in linking intercultural communication theories with training practice. Stella has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters in various academic journals. Her publications have appeared in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, and Communication Research, among others. She is also the author and editor of 15 books, most recently Understanding Intercultural Communication (with Leeva Chung; Roxbury), Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively (with John Oetzel; Sage), Communicating Effectively with the Chinese (with Ge Gao; Sage), and Communicating Across Cultures (Guilford). Stella has lectured widely throughout the U.S., Asia, and Europe on the theme of mindful intercultural conflict competence. During her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and improvising new tunes for fun and relaxation.

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