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This new special, anniversary edition of INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER, celebrates 40 years of publication. In compiling this Fortieth Anniversary Edition, the editors reviewed over 600 articles from the previous 13 editions and selected those essays that educators, both in the United States and abroad, have considered foundational to intercultural communication teaching and research. These essays also illustrate the growth and direction of the field since the early 1970s. This edition offers a series of essays that enables students to gain an appreciation and understanding of intercultural communication. Material is presented in a context that assists students in comprehending and then applying course concepts to their lives. These core readings also demonstrate the historical development and philosophical evolution of the field. As with prior editions, the Reader continues to convey the idea that successful intercultural communication is a matter of highest importance in this globalized, interconnected world. The concluding chapter, “New Perspectives: Prospects for the Future,” contains five new essays by leading intercultural communication scholars. These original works offer insight into new directions for intercultural communication in the coming decades.
- Forty foundational essays selected from previous editions, demonstrating how the field has evolved and expanded its description of intercultural communication.
- A final chapter containing five new essays by leading intercultural communication scholars demonstrating the field’s evolving directions.
- Discussion questions, following each article, encouraging students to think critically about the reading, deepen their understanding of key course concepts, and reflect on personal communication experiences in light of new ideas and insights.
- A diverse selection of articles written by authors from a wide range of academic disciplines, countries, and cultures, reflecting the global diversity and perspectives that characterize intercultural communication.
1. Approaches to Intercultural Communication.
Using Intercultural Communication: The Building Blocks. EDWIN R. MCDANIEL, LARRY A. SAMOVAR, RICHARD E. PORTER.
Intercultural Communication in a Globalized World. BERNARD SAINT-JACQUES.
“Harmony Without Uniformity”: Worldview and Its Communication Implications. MIIKE YOSHITAKA.
Relevance and Application of Intercultural Communication Theory and Research. FELIPE KORZENNY.
2. Cultural Identity: Issues of Belonging.
Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication. MARY JANE COLLIER.
An Alternative View of Identity. GUO-MING CHEN.
American Indian Identity: Communicating Indian-ness. STEVEN B. PRATT, MERRY B. PRATT, LYNDA D. DIXON.
Understanding Whiteness in the United States. JUDITH N. MARTIN.
Chicano/a Ethnicity: A Concept in Search of Content. JAMES STEVEN SAUCEDA.
Straddling Cultural Borders: Exploring Identity in Multiple Reacculturation. CHUKA ONWUMECHILI, PETER O. NWOSUS, AND RONALD L. JACKSON, II.
3. International Cultures: Understanding Diversity.
The Impact of Confucianism on Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Patterns in East Asia. JUNE OCK YUM.
Some Basic Cultural Patterns of India. NEMI C. JAIN.
Communication with Egyptians. POLLY A. BEGLEY.
Russian Cultural Values and Workplace Communication. MIRA BERGELSON.
Cultural Patterns of the Maasai. LISA SKOW, LARRY A. SAMOVAR.
4. Co-Cultures: Living in a Multicultural World.
“Who’s Got the Room at the Top? Issues of Dominance and Nondominance in Intracultural Communication. EDITH FOLB.
“Which is My Good Leg?”: Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities. DAWN O. BRAITHWAITE, CHARLES A. BRAITHWAITE.
Gender and Communication: Sex is More Than a Three-Letter Word. JUDY C. PEARSON.
An African American Communication Perspective. SIDNEY A. RIBEAU, JOHN R. BALDWIN, MICHAEL L. HECHT.
In Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbian Communication and Culture.WILLIAM F. EADIE.
5. Intercultural Messages: Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction.
The Nexus of Language, Communication, and Culture. MARY FONG.
Dialogue, Argument, and Cultural Communication Codes Between Israeli-Jews and Palestinians. DONALD G. ELLIS, IFAT MAOZ.
Mexican Dichos: Lessons through Language. CAROLYN ROY.
In Different Dimensions: Nonverbal Communication and Culture. PETER ANDERSEN.
Japanese Nonverbal Communication: A Reflection of Cultural Themes. EDWIN R. McDANIEL.
Language Matters.AARON CASTELAN CARGILE.
6. Cultural Contexts: The Influence of the Setting.
Japanese Style of Decision Making in Business Organizations. KAZUO NISHIYAMA.
Comparing and Contrasting German and American Business Cultures. MICHAEL B. HINNER.
Intercultural Communication in the University Classroom. LISA M. SKOW, LAURIE STEPHAN.
Culture and Communication in the Classroom. GENEVA GAY.
Negotiating Cultural Understanding in Health Care Communication. PATRICIA GEIST-MARTIN.
“Half-truths” in Argentina, Brazil, and India: An Intercultural Analysis of Physician–Patient Communication. NAGESH RAO.
7. Communicating Interculturally: Becoming Competent.
Intercultural Communication Competence. BRIAN H. SPITZBERG.
Managing Intercultural Conflict Effectively. STELLA TING-TOOMEY.
Understanding Cultural Identities in Intercultural Communication: A Ten-Step Inventory. MARY JANE COLLIER.
Adapting to a New Culture. YOUNG YUN KIM.
8. Ethical Considerations: Changing Behavior.
The Limits of Cultural Diversity new. HARLAN CLEVELAND.
Intercultural Personhood: An Integration of Eastern and Western Perspectives. YOUNG YUN KIM.
Integration in Intercultural Ethics. RICHARD EVANOFF.
Ethics in Intercultural Communication. DAVID W. KALE.
9. New Perspectives: Prospects for the Future.
From Culture to Interculture: Communication, Adaptation, and Identity Transformation in the Globalizing World. YOUNG YUN KIM.
The Multiculturalism Dilemma. BERNARD SAINT-JACQUES.
Asiacentricity and Shapes of the Future: Envisioning the Field of Intercultural Communication in the Globalization Era. YOSHITAKA MIIKE, JING YIN.
Seeking Common Ground While Accepting Differences Through Tolerance: US-China Intercultural Communication in the Global Community. GUO-MING CHEN.
The Promise of Intercultural New Media Studies. ROBERT SHUTER.
“I can appreciate the return to older essays as intercultural communication may evolve, yet, stay the same. Case in point is the reintroduction of culturally significant nonverbal communication which was explored in earlier editions and has now resurfaced with our involvement in the Middle East.”
“I like [the proposal] very much. Bringing back some of the articles from previous editions will provide students with an historical perspective that is not found in the current edition, and will serve to bring some sense of scholarly continuity to the study of intercultural communication. The final “New Perspectives” chapter then points to the future of this field of study, again providing continuity.”