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Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Edited by:
  • William B. Gudykunst - California State University, Fullerton, USA, California State University, USA

April 2003 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Derived from the best-selling Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition, this economically priced paperback version contains only the chapters dealing with cross-cultural and intercultural communication. Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication provides an extensive overview of cross-cultural variations in communication and expands upon the Handbook by viewing intercultural communication in terms of intergroup communication.

Intercultural communication is a relatively new area of research in the communication discipline but has made tremendous progress in recent years. The book maintains that understanding cross-cultural communication is a prerequisite to understanding intercultural communication. Part One of the book discusses cross-cultural communication—the comparison of communication across cultures—and Part Two examines intercultural communication—the communication between people from different cultures. Each part begins with an introduction, includes a chapter on theory, and ends with a chapter on issues.

A new foreword by William Gudykunst frames the structure of the text. The book looks at methodological issues that need to be considered in order to conduct cross-cultural research and test theories. The issues examined include making theoretical predictions, designing cross-cultural research, isolating effects to be studied, establishing equivalence, developing derived measures, and establishing the reliability and validity of measures. Gudykunst also reviews 15 intercultural communication theories in five categories including theories focusing on effective outcomes, accommodation or adaptation, identity negotiation, communication networks, and acculturation or adjustment.

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication covers such topics as: language and verbal communication across cultures; nonverbal communication across cultures; cultural influences on the expression and perception of emotions; identity and intergroup communication; communication in intercultural relationships; and adapting to an unfamiliar culture. With contributions from experts in the field, the book provides students with a comprehensive synopsis of the knowledge to date about cross-cultural and intercultural communication.

Everett Rogers and William B. Hart
Ch. 1 Historical Perspectives on International and Intercultural Communication
William B. Gudykunst
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication
William B. Gudykunst and Carmen M. Lee
Ch. 2 Cross-Cultural Communication Theories
Gerry Philipsen
Ch. 3 Cultural Communication
Tae-Seop Lim
Ch. 4 Language and Verbal Communication across Cultures
Peter A. Andersen, Michael Hecht, Gregory D. Hoobler, and Maya Smallwood
Ch. 5 Nonverbal Communication across Cultures
David Matsumoto, Brenda Franklyn, Jung-Wook Choi, David Rogers, and Haruyo Tatani
Ch. 6 Cultural Influences on the Expression and Perception of Emotions
Walter G. Stephan and Cookie White Stephan
Ch. 7 Cognition and Affect in Cross-Cultural Relations
Stella Ting-Toomey and John Oetzel
Ch. 8 Cross-Cultural Face Concerns and Conflict Styles: Current Status and Future Directions
William B. Gudykunst
Ch. 9 Issues in Cross-Cultural Communication Research
William B. Gudykunst
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
William B. Gudykunst
Ch. 10 Intercultural Communication Theories
Richard L. Wiseman
Ch. 11 Intercultural Communication Competence
Jessica Abrams, Joan O'Connor, and Howard Giles
Ch. 12 Identity and Intergroup Communication
Ling Chen
Ch. 13 Communication in Intercultural Relationships
Young Yun Kim
Ch. 14 Adapting to an Unfamiliar Culture: An Interdisciplinary Overview
George A. Barnett and Meihua Lee
Ch. 15 Issues in Intercultural Communication Research
About the Contributors
About the Editor

In two parts which students found quite useful. Their preference was part two, intercultural communication they felt this was very informative and useful to their studies, some students felt it was quite limited

Mrs Sunray Heap
General Education , Cardiff and Vale College
July 6, 2016

Gudykunst's work deals with all the key issue of Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication. A must for students. Looks at methodological issues in order to conduct and test theories.

Ms Shauna Garry
School of Business & Humanities, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
January 21, 2016

Gudykunst's Handbook of International and Intercultural Communicaiton has become a classic reader for students specialised in the field. This volume repoduces the chapters on multicultural and intercultural communication, and as such is essential course reading which is both accessible and comprehensive.

Dr Alex Frame
UFR Langues & communication, University of Bourgogne
September 5, 2015

William Gudykunst´s book offers a variety of topics that are linked with this new and emerging topic of communication science. The authors explain the basic theories and show how intercultural communication competence can be gained. This combination of theoretical background and practical examples makes it a good
resource for students of communications studies.

Dr Andrea Haug
PR & Communication, European University
February 22, 2010
Key features
  • Updated and expanded introduction by William Gudykunst provides the framework for the book
  • Each part begins with a chapter on theories and closes with one on issues.

The remaining chapters in each part examine the distinct and broadly recognized topics of research with each area.