The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication

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Howard Giles, Scott A. Reid, Jake Harwood
Peter Lang, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 329 pages
The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication provides a timely and comprehensive review of work at the intersection of intergroup relations and communication. Chapters written by experts in the field overview current research and present directions for the future. The book is divided into sections addressing specific groups, intergroup communication processes, and core contexts in which intergroup communication occurs. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, and featuring short yet detailed chapters, the book should appeal to scholars looking for a broad overview of this growing area, as well as being appropriate for use as a text in undergraduate and graduate classes.

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Introducing the Dynamics of Intergroup Communication
Communicating Between Social Groups
Gendered Language as a Dynamic Intergroup Process
Age Group Identity Age Stereotypes and Communication
Identity Dynamics in AdolescentAdult Communication
PoliceCivilian Encounters
Communication Across Religions
Intergroup Phenomena and Processes
Contexts of Intergroup Communication
Intergroup Communication in the Context
Internet Interaction and Intergroup Dynamics
Social Identity and Health Contexts
Rival Sports Fans and Intergroup Communication
Towards Theoretical Diversity in Intergroup
An Evolutionary Perspective on Social Identity

The Creative Power of Language in Social
Democratic Argument and Deliberation
Stigma and Intergroup Communication

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The Editors: Howard Giles is Professor of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara and previously Professor of Social Psychology as well as Head of Psychology at the University of Bristol, England. He is current and Founding Editor and Co-Editor of the Journal of Language & Social Psychology and the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication as well as past President of the International Communication Association and the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. His research explores very different areas of applied intergroup communication research and theory, with a focus on intergenerational communication and aging across cultures and, more recently, police-civilian relations.
Scott Reid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests are in social identity, group processes, and intergroup relations. He has published empirical and theoretical work on leadership, status hierarchy formation in small groups, power, media uses and perceptions, and social influence.
Jake Harwood is Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. He is author of Understanding Communication and Aging (2007) and co-editor of Intergroup Communication: Multiple Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2005). His recent publications have appeared in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Communication, and Communication Monographs. He was editor of Human Communication Research from 2006-2009. In 2004, he was the recipient of the National Communication Association's Giles/Nussbaum Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service to the field of communication and aging.

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