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Inter/Cultural Communication
Representation and Construction of Culture

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July 2012 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Today, students are more familiar with other cultures than ever before because of the media, Internet, local diversity, and their own travels abroad. As such, traditional intercultural communication textbooks which focus solely on the 'differences' approach aren't truly effective for today's students, nor for this field's growth. Using a social constructionist framework—which explores how culture is constructed and produced in the moments in which it is experienced—Inter/Cultural Communication provides today's students with a rich understanding of how culture and communication affect and effect each other.

Inter/Cultural Communication improves upon current textbooks in four significant ways: (1) It provides a differences approach and a social constructionist approach; (2) It explores the consequences of cultural moments on immediate communication and on larger scale social issues; (3) It is descriptive, not prescriptive, of how culture is communicated; and (4) It introduces intercultural topics, rather than interpersonal topics.


Weaving multiple approaches together in order to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of cultural and intercultural communication, this text allows them to become more aware of their own identities and how powerful those identities can be in facilitating change—both in their own lives and in the lives of others. In addition, the book will help students deal with unfamiliar cultures and understand those with whom they come in contact when they travel, in their communities, in the workplace, in their home, and online.


 
PART I. INTRODUCTION TO INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Anastacia Kurylo
Ch. 01- Culture and Communication
Bernadette Watson
Ch. 02- Cultural Differences
Donal Carbaugh
Ch. 03- Culture as Construct not Context
Ronald Jackson, Cerise Glenn, Kesha Morant
Ch.04- Self-Identity
Howard Giles
Ch.05- Ingroups and Outgroups
Tina Harris
Ch.06- Co-Cultural Group Membership
Mark Orbe
Ch. 07- Media Representations of Culture
Benjamin Broome
Ch. 08- Conflict and Culture
Lily Arasaratnam
Ch. 09- Intercultural Communication Competence
Gust Yep
Ch. 10- Privilege and Culture
Rachel Droogsma
Ch. 11- Advocacy
Jan Pieter Van Oudenhoven
Ch. 12- Social Scientific Approach to Culture
David Boromisza-Habashi
Ch. 13- Interpretivist Approach to Culture
Tatyana Dumova
Ch.14- Culture and Technology
Anastacia Kurylo
Ch. 15- The Future and Intercultural Communication
Charles Braithwaite
App. 01- Native American Culture Explored through Ethnography
Kathleen Haspel
App. 02- Local Culture Explored through Discourse Analysis
Anthony Naaeke
App. 03- Dagaaba Culture of Ghana Explored through Rhetorical Analysis
Wilfredo Alvarez, Mark Orbe, Ewa Urban, Nayibe Tavares
App. 04- Transnational Dominican Culture through Phenomenological Analysis
Adrian Furnham
App. 05- TBA Culture Explored through Content Analysis
Seung Yoo, David Matsumoto
App. 06- Korean Culture Explored through Survey Research
Yohtaro Takano
App. 07- Japanese Culture Explored through Experimental Design
David Linton
Living Culture Narrative- Crip Mates
Satomi Sugiyama
Living Culture Narrative- Staying Connected
Susan Morgan
Living Culture Narrative- Creating an Organ Donation Health Campaign
Brian Cogan
Living Culture Narrative- A Punk. A Lifer.
Bill Edwards
Living Culture Narrative- Interpreting Gestures
Charles Vasquez
Living Culture Narrative- Living with Homelessness
Marie Radford
Living Culture Narrative- Librarians in the Media
Brad Crownover
Living Culture Narrative- Community Living
Richard Kurylo
Living Culture Narrative- A Gay in the Life (Part I)
Jack Bennett
Living Culture Narrative- A Gay in the Life (Part II)
Anita Foeman
Living Culture Narrative- Social Construction of Race
William Starosta
Living Culture- Toward Internarrativity: Reflections of a Humble Interculturalis
Satarupa Dasgupta
Living Culture- The Dilemma of Nationalism in Pakistan
Anastacia Kurylo
Chapter 1. Culture and Communication
Anita Foeman
Living Culture: The Social Construction of Race
Bernadette M. Watson
Chapter 2. Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication
Bill Edwards
Living Culture: Interpreting Gestures
Lily Arasaratnam
Chapter 3. Intercultural Communication Competence
Brian Cogan
Living Culture: A Punk. A Lifer.
Donal Carbaugh
Chapter 4. A Communication Theory of Culture
Anonymous
Living Culture: Latin Dancing?
Jessica S. Robles
Chapter 5. Culture in Conversation
Anonymous
Living Culture: Let’s Have the Men Clean Up
 
PART II. DISTINGUISHING SELF AND OTHER
Ronald L. Jackson II, Cerise L. Glenn, & Kesha Morant Williams
Chapter 6. Self-Identity and Culture
Satarupa Dasgupta
Living Culture: The Dilemma of Nationalism in Pakistan
Howard Giles & Jane Giles
Chapter 7. Ingroups and Outgroups
David Linton
Living Culture: Crip Mate
Gust A. Yep
Chapter 8. Privilege and Culture
Anonymous
Living Culture: New Jersey
Tina M. Harris
Chapter 9. Co-Cultural Group Membership
Charles Vasquez
Living Culture: Living with Homelessness
 
PART III. NAVIGATING INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN A COMPLEX WORLD
Rachel Anderson Droogsma
Chapter 10. Advocacy
Susan E. Morgan
Living Culture: Creating an Organ Donation Health Campaign
Mark P. Orbe
Chapter 11. Media and Culture: The ‘Reality’ of Media Effects
Marie L. Radford
Living Culture: Shushing, Shelving, and Stamping
Tatyana Dumova
Chapter 12. Technology and Culture
Satomi Sugiyama
Living Culture: Staying Connected
 
PART IV. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven
Chapter 13. Social Scientific Approach to Culture
Kurt Lemko
Living Culture: A Day
Jack Bennett
Living Culture: A Love
David Boromisza-Habashi
Chapter 14. Interpretivist Approach to Culture
Brad Crownover
Living Culture: Community Living
Anastacia Kurylo
Chapter 15. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Communication
William J. Starosta
Living Culture: Toward Internarrativity: Reflections of a Humble Interculturalist
 
PART V. APPENDICES: STUDIES OF INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Charles A. Braithwaite
Appendix A: Navajo Culture Explored through Ethnography
Kathleen C. Haspel
Appendix B: Local Culture Explored through Discourse Analysis
Anthony Y. Naaeke
Appendix C: Dagaaba Culture of Ghana Explored through Rhetorical Analysis
Wilfredo Alvarez, Mark P. Orbe, Ewa L. Urban, & Nayibe A. Tavares
Appendix D: Transnational Dominican Culture through Phenomenological Analysis
Adrian Furnham
Appendix E: South African Culture Explored through Content Analysis
Seung Hee Yoo & David Matsumoto
Appendix F: Korean Culture Explored through Survey Research
Yohtaro Takano
Appendix G: Japanese Culture Explored through Experimental Design

There is so much here, I could go on and on...There is a full range of approaches to understanding culture from the perspectives of communication theory and social psychology. It provides a good overview and an update for those of us who don't get to see it all put together in the same place very often. At the same time, for those of us who don't have an airline ticket to New York, the book provides a deep sense of how diversity discourse is constructed, expressed and propagated in the USA.

Dr. George Simons
http://www.diversophy.com

The textbook covers the topic of intercultural communication comprehensively, but its strongest features lies in the section about Media and Culture. I have found that students can clearly relate to this theme and I find it to be a highly relevant and fresh perspective in this field of study.

Mr Kevin Gore
International Business, HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Scie
June 10, 2014

a useful book which details core themes which crop up in prctice.

Dr Dean-David Holyoake
Nursing , Wolverhampton University
April 9, 2014

Text is straightforward, easy for students to follow (maybe too easy?). Appreciate the critical and social justice focus of this book.

Dr Myra Washington
Communication Journalism Dept, University of New Mexico
October 20, 2013

Course was cancelled, but I might have used it as a non-essential reading option, especially for some specific topic areas I enjoyed in this book. Definitely take a look into it.

Miss Sabine Reich
School, University of Mannheim
January 16, 2013

The book is very reader-friendly and enjoyable! It's organized in a clear way, written easily and interestingly. Besides of this, I and my students liked very much the Appendices showing examples of methods applied to fascinating real-world socio-cultural linguistic questions. The book not only teaches by it's content, but also makes the students courious about the world and that's invaluable!

Dr Karolina Hansen
Social Cognition and Cognitive Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
November 10, 2012

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