Communication Between Cultures

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2016 - Performing Arts - 432 pages
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Packed with current research and examples, bestselling COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E equips readers with a deep understanding and appreciation of different cultures while helping them develop practical communication skills. Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action. This is the only text to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Compelling examples help readers examine their own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases--so they can understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition offers expanded discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and more coverage of new technology.
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Contents

Intercultural Communication A Requirement for the Interdependent Global Society
1
Communication and Culture The Voice and the Echo
25
The Deep Structure of Culture Lessons from the Family
68
Worldview Cultural Explanations of Life and Death
103
Cultural History Precursor to the Present and Future
161
Cultural Values Road Maps for Behavior
198
Culture and Identity Situating the Individual
243
Verbal Messages Exchanging Ideas Through Language
265
Nonverbal Communication The Messages of Action Space Time and Silence
295
Intercultural Communication in Contexts Applications in Business Education and Healthcare
339
The Challenges of Intercultural Communication Managing Differences
380
Notes
409
Index
446
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