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Politics, Communication, and Culture
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Politics, Communication, and Culture

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March 1997 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Politics, Communication, and Culture--the newest edition of the International and Intercultural Communication Annual--offers a variety of perspectives on politics and culture. The contributors to this volume approach politics and culture from the domains of ethics, culture studies, narrative and mythic analysis, and critical theory. What unites these studies is the assumption that preexisting cultural values and practices that are brought to and reflected in activities of the state as well as in organized activities against the state. The authors also address the intercultural nature of the political activism they describe. Part I describes ways of configuring politics, culture, and communication. Part II presents case studies that explore the cultural grounds of political activism. The final section introduces a new feature to the Annual: a forum in which scholars question, challenge, and explore a topic related to the volumeÆs theme. In this yearÆs forum, four scholars examine "Politics in Intercultural Training Programs."

 
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS AND CULTURE
Alberto González and Dolores V Tanno
Politics, Communication and Culture
Origins, Issues and Critique

 
D Ray Heisey
Cultural Influences in Political Communication
Karen L Dace and Mark McPhail
Complicity and Coherence in Intra/Intercultural Communication
A Dialogue

 
Randy Kluver
Political Identity
Towards an Intercultural Understanding of Political Legitimacy

 
Catherine Becker
Toward an Ethical Theory for Comparative Political Communication Based on the Coherence between Universal Human Rights and Cultural Relativism
 
PART TWO: CULTURE AND NATIONALISM
Rona Tamiko Halualani
A Sovereign Nation's Functional Mythic Discourses
Lisa A Flores and Marouf A Hasain Jr
Returning to Aztl án
Constitutive Rhetoric and the Construction of Chicano Nationalism

 
 
PART THREE: POLITICS AND ITS CULTURAL BASE
Shaorong Huang
Ritual, Culture, and Communication
Deification of Mao Zedong in China's Cultural Revolution Movement

 
William J Starosta and Sandra Wills Hannon
The Multilexicality of the Mohawk Incident in Oka, Québec as Reflected in the Recounted Narratives of Members of Different Receiving Communities
Jensen C Chung
Avoiding a `Bull Moose' Rebellion in Taiwanese Politics
Particularistic Ties, Seniority, and Third-Party Mediation

 
 
FORUM: POLITICS IN INTERCULTURAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Hui Ching-Chang and Richard Holt
Intercultural Training for Business Managers
Reconsidering Power and Politics

 
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Introducing Power, Context, and Theory to Intercultural Training
Anita Foeman
The Problem with Power
Reflections on `Intercultural Training for Business Managers: Reconsidering Power and Politics'

 
Hui Ching-Chang and Richard Holt
Responses to Leeds-Hurwitz and Foeman

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