Intercultural Communication: A Reader

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Performing Arts - 528 pages
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INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER explores how communication values and styles can vary across cultures and communities, providing a thorough introduction to current theory while outlining practical strategies for more effective, culturally aware communication. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER conveys the idea that successful intercultural communication is a matter of highest importance if humankind and society are to survive. This broad-based and highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles--some commissioned solely for this text--that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in a context that allows students to read, understand, and then apply course concepts to their lives.
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Contents

Approaches to Intercultural Communication
1
Identity Issues of Belonging
81
International Cultures Understanding Diversity
144
Cocultures Living in a Multicultural Society
206
Intercultural Messages Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
268
Cultural Contexts The Influence of the Setting
327
Communicating Interculturally Becoming Competent
422
Ethical Considerations Prospects for the Future
473
Index
503
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