A Multicultural Perspective
- Snehendu B. Kar - UCLA, USA
- Rina Alcalay - University of California, Davis, USA
- Shane Alex - UCLA, School of Public Policy and Social Research
This volume is based upon a review of available literature and intervention experiences selected from modern and traditional societies. It is augmented by the lessons learned through the editors' experience in teaching courses on health communication and foundation of health behavior in graduate public health programs at several leading universities in the United States and abroad over two decades. Examples and implications are also drawn from extensive involvement in diverse health and health communication projects, such as the on-going community-based public health project in South Central Los Angeles sponsored by UCLA and the Kellogg Foundation. This particular project is designed to develop health promotion communication interventions from a multicultural perspective and provides unmatched opportunities to focus on the dynamics of a multicultural community as they affect health communication interventions.
Many of our students come from a multicultural background and work with clients from other background this is a useful source of information.
This book will help some students who wish to expand their knowledge of multicultural perspectives of communication. This may have too much depth for some students working at level 3.
This book is very useful in terms of research related to health communication and will be suitable at level 3. However, I think it will mainly suit students who are able / motivated to apply concepts with both breadth and depth.