Intercultural Communication A Contextual Approach

ISBN-10: 1412917417

ISBN-13: 9781412917414

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: James W. Neuliep

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This Third Edition of Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach is a state-of-the-art introduction to the processes that are critical for successful and competent intercultural communication. Author James W. Neuliep advances his contextual model of intercultural communication to examine communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, and perceptual contexts.???? Key Features: ???? Emphasizes a contextual model: Neuliep??'s model presents a series of ??interdependent??contexts that are graphically represented by a series of concentric circles. Neuliep begins his presentation with the outermost concentric circle of the model ??? the cultural context ??? and moves inward, chapter by chapter, towards more specific contexts of communication. Each chapter focuses on one context and the combination of factors included within that context such as setting, situation, and circumstances. Incorporates new & updated material: This Third Edition provides updated research, statistics, and sources. Middle Eastern cultures are presented throughout and Hispanics, African-Americans, Hmong, and Amish are profiled micro-cultural groups. There is also an expanded discussion of intercultural training. Provides learning tools: Naturalistic, ??cross-cultural dialogues throughout the book demonstrate how key theoretical concepts manifest themselves in human interaction. Valid and reliable self-assessment instruments that measure concepts such as intercultural communication apprehension, ethnocentrism, individualism, and collectivism, are included in virtually every chapter. These instruments help students understand themselves and evaluate their performance and skilldevelopment as they learn the important concepts of intercultural communication.???? IRCDs are available for qualified instructors only. To request an IRCD for this book please contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6 am ??? 5 pm Pacific Time) or by emailing info@sagepub.com with course name and enrollment and your university mailing address to expedite the process.??
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Book details

List price: $73.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

James W. Neuliep (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) conducts research and teaches courses in intercultural communication, communication theory, communication apprehension, ethnocentrism, and research methods nbsp;at St. Norbert College. In addition to his introductory intercultural communication textbook, he was also written an introductory communication theory textbook and his research has appeared in many respected journals. He is the former editor nbsp;of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research and has served on the editorial boards of: Communication Studies; Journal of Communication; Journal of Applied Communication Research; Journal of Social Behavior and Personality; Communication Quarterly.nbsp;

Preface
The Necessity of Intercultural Communication
The Need for Intercultural Communication
Fundamental Assumptions About Intercultural Communication
Chapter Summary
The Cultural Context
Individualism-Collectivism
An Intercultural Conversation: Individualistic and Collectivistic Cultures
Patterns of Individualism and Collectivism Across the United States
The Pancultural Self
High- and Low-Context Communication
An Intercultural Conversation: High- and Low-Context Cultures
Value Orientations
Power Distance
Communication and Power Distance
An Intercultural Conversation: Large and Small Power Distance Cultures
Uncertainty Avoidance
A Theory of Uncertainty Orientation
An Intercultural Conversation: Weak and Strong Uncertainty Avoidance
Chapter Summary
The Microcultural Context
Microcultural Group Status
Muted Microcultural Groups
Microcultures in the United States
Hispanics/Latinos
African-Americans
The Amish
The Hmong
Arab-Americans
Chapter Summary
The Environmental Context
Environments and Information Load
Culture and the Natural Environment
The Built Environment'
Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Housing
Privacy
Perceptions of Privacy in the United States
Monochronic Versus Polychronic Time Orientations
An Intercultural Conversation: Monochronic and Polychronic Cultures
Chapter Summary
The Perceptual Context
Culture and Cognition
Sterotyping
An Intercultural Conversation: Sterotyping
Ethnocentrism
A Contemporary Conceptualization of Ethnocentrism
Ethnocentrism, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Perception
Ethnocentrism and Communication in the Workplace
Chapter Summary
The Socio-Relational Context
Dimensions of Group Variability
Role Relationships, Social Stratification, and Hierachy
An Intercultural Conversation: Student/Teacher Role Positions
An Intercultural Conversation: Cross-Cultural Role Positions
Sex and Gender Roles Across Cultures
Chapter Summary
The Verbal Code
The Relationship Between Language and Culture
The Structure of Human Language
Elaborated and Restriced Codes
Cross-Cultural Communication Styles
An Intercultural Conversation: Direct and Indirect Speaking
An Intercultural Conversation: Personal and Contextual Styles
An Intercultural Conversation: Instrumental and Affective Speaking
Language and Ethnic Identity
Chapter Summary
The Nonverbal Code
Definetion of Nonverbal Communication
The Relationship Between Verbal and Nonverbal Codes
Channels of Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication and Dimensions of Cultural Variability
An Intercultural Conversation: Violation of Nonverbal Expectancies
Chapter Summary
Developing Intercultural Relationships
Comunication and Uncertainty
Anxiety Uncertainty Management (AUM) Theory of Effective Communication
Uncertainty Reduction and Intercultural Communication Apprehension
An Intercultural Conversation: Uncertainty Reduction and Sociocommunicative Style
Empathy and Similarity in Relationship Development
Perceptions of Relational Intimacy Across Cultures
Marital Relationships
Chapter Summary
Intercultural Communication in Organizations
Intercultural Management
An Intercultural Conversation: Clashing Cultural Concepts on the Job
An Intercultural Conversation: Misinterpretation of Common U.S. Phrases
Intercultural Relations
Conflict in Organizations
Chapter Summary
Acculturation and Culture Shock
A Model of Acculturation
Acculturation in the United States
Culture Shock
Chapter Summary
Intercultural Competence
A Model of Intercultural Competence
Intercultural Training Programs
Intercultural Conversation: Practice in the Real World
Sample Intercultural Training Prospectus
Chapter Summary
About the Author
Index
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