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The Intercultural Communication Playbook - Vantage Learning Platform

The Intercultural Communication Playbook - Vantage Learning Platform

January 2024 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About The Intercultural Communication Playbook - Vantage Learning Platform

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The Intercultural Communication Playbook
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Part One—Foundations
Chapter 1. Introducing Intercultural Communication
Chapter 2. Identity And Cultural Awareness
Part Two—Cultural Codes
Chapter 3. Verbal Communication and Culture
Chapter 4. Nonverbal Communication and Culture: Beyond Words
Part Three—Cultural Values and Patterns
Chapter 5. Understanding Cultural Variability: Patterns, Values and Behavior
Part Four—Intercultural Relationship Building
Chapter 6: Intercultural Relationships: Person to Person
Chapter 7: Race and Intergroup Relationships
Chapter 8: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Chapter 9. Navigating Intercultural Conflict
Chapter 10. Immigration, Empathy, And Communication: The Tranisitioning Connection
Part Five—Applied Dimensions of Intercultural Communication
Chapter 11. Professional Contexts: Intercultural Communication In Business, Education, And Health
Chapter 12. Media And Culture: The Pop-Culture Mix
Chapter 13. Future-Telling: Reimagining the Role of Intercultural Communicator


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  • Insightful, diverse examples and real-world scenarios engage and encourage students to develop self-awareness as they explore their own cultural backgrounds and identities.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter outline key objectives and help students master important concepts and prepare for exams.
  • Opening vignettes introduce the relevance of chapter content through contemporary examples of communication in action, exemplifying chapter themes with engaging and relevant stories.
  • "Self-Assessments" help students discover what they know and don't know yet about intercultural communication, uncovering aspects for growth and the opportunity to analyze factors affecting the development of intercultural communication strengths.
  • "Insight Builders" features encourage students to explore the degree to which their attitudes and beliefs influence their behavior towards persons from their own and other cultures.
  • "Imagine This" boxes demonstrate idea building activities prompting students to use their creativity and knowledge to answer questions, solve problems, and grow their intercultural communication understanding and competence.
  • "Stretch Your Understanding" exercises challenge students to observe intercultural communication in action and reflect on their own experiences and discoveries.
  • "Creative Tips" boxes offers students suggestions for practicing behaviors designed to achieve results by enhancing their intercultural communication abilities.
  • Case Studies include chapter-ending cases designed to provide creative problem-solving experiences enabling students to apply what they have learned.

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