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Intercultural Communication A Contextual Approach

ISBN-10: 0618218548

ISBN-13: 9780618218547

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: James W. Neuliep

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This edition continues to follow a model that examines communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, and perceptual contexts.
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List price: $67.15
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 11/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 395
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
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. Along with Jim McCroskey, he has developed a number of assessment scales used throughout the discipline. In addition to his introductory intercultural communication textbook, he was also written an introductory communication theory textbook (Human Communication Theory: Applications and Case Studies, Allyn & Bacon), and his research has appeared in the following journals: Communication Research Reports; Journal of Intercultural Communication; Communication Reports; Journal of Social Behavior and Personality; Communication Education; Communication Quarterly; and Human Communication Research. He is the editor 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.

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