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Intercultural Communication Theory

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March 1995 | 337 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Published in cooperation with the Speech Communication Association Division on International and Intercultural Communication Comprehensive and far-reaching, Intercultural Communication Theory brings together current theories on this important and ever-growing area: intercultural communication. The text advances some of the work from previous International and Intercultural Communication Annuals and also introduces new theoretical developments. These diverse explanatory approaches offer guidelines for investigating the complex phenomenon of intercultural communication. The theories in this text range in their approach, from systems theory to ethnographic analyses, and focus on a range of intercultural theories, from accommodation theory to cultural intolerance. Part I provides an overview of the role of theory in intercultural communication research. Part II includes theories on intercultural communication competence and adaptation, and Part III focuses on specific contexts for intercultural communication, such as health and small groups. Continuing the series tradition, Intercultural Communication Theory is of great importance to scholars and students in interpersonal, speech, intercultural, and organizational communication as well as ethnic studies.

 
PART ONE: THE ROLE OF THEORY IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
Richard L Wiseman and Tasha Van Horn
Theorizing in Intercultural Communication
 
PART TWO: THEORIES ON INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE AND ADAPTATION
William B Gudykunst
Anxiety/Uncertainty Management (AUM) Theory
Current Status

 
John R Baldwin and Michael L Hecht
The Layered Perspective of Cultural (In)Tolerance(s)
The Roots of a Multidisciplinary Approach

 
Jeffrey C Ady
Toward a Differential Demand Model of Sojourner Adjustment
Cynthia Gallois et al
Accommodating Intercultural Encounters
Elaborations and Extensions

 
Min-Sun Kim
Toward a Theory of Conversational Constraints
Focusing on Individual-Level Dimensions of Culture

 
Young Yun Kim
Cross-Cultural Adaptation
An Integrative Theory

 
Judee K Burgoon
Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Applications of Expectancy Violations Theory
 
PART THREE: THEORIES ON INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS
Kim Witte and Kelly Morrison
Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Health Communication
Understanding People and Motivating Healthy Behaviors

 
John G Oetzel
Intercultural Small Groups
An Effective Decision-Making Theory

 
Tamar Katriel
From `Context' to `Contexts' in Intercultural Communication Research

Richard Wiseman's now classsic Intercultural Communication Theory is essential reading for postgrad students, since the texts it contains are of high quality and present various important theories in the field.

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

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