Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice: Globalization and Social Justice

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SAGE Publications, Jan 17, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 289 pages
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Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice, by Kathryn Sorrells, introduces students to the complex relationships, structures, and contexts that shape intercultural communication in the new millennium. This book examines intercultural communication within the geopolitical, economic, and cultural context of globalization and offers a dynamic and complex understanding of culture to address the the many challenges we face today—from discrimination, racial profiling, and ethnic conflict to wealth disparities locally and globally. This book takes a social justice approach and provides a framework to create a more fair and equitable world through communication.

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Kathryn Sorrells (Ph.D., University of New Mexico; M.A., Antioch University; B.A., Carleton College) is Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication, critical pedagogy, performance, cultural studies, and feminist theory. The approach she uses to study and practice intercultural communication is informed by her experiences growing up in the South during the tumultuous and transformative Civil Rights movement and her subsequent participation in anti-war, women’s, LGBT, labor, and immigrant rights movements. Kathryn has published a variety of articles and book chapters, has been instrumental in organizing a campus-wide initiative on Civil Discourse and Social Change, and is the recipient of numerous national, state and local community service awards for founding and directing Communicating Common Ground, an innovative service learning project. Additionally, Kathryn has experience as a consultant and trainer in the areas of intercultural communication and multicultural learning.

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