Intercultural Relations Communication, Identity, and Conflict

ISBN-10: 1256092851

ISBN-13: 9781256092858

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Gary R. Weaver

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Even in a world made smaller every day by the Internet and social media, we sometimes experience culture shock when interacting with others. Fortunately for those who find themselves lost in an unfamiliar culture, help is at hand in the form of Intercultural Relations: Communication, Identity, and Conflict.  Written in an easy, accessible style, this manual provides tools to analyze and interpret the dynamics of intercultural communication on both the domestic and international levels. The author draws upon his many years in the field of international relations as well as his training in psychiatry to show how to better understand and overcome the barriers to effective intercultural communication. While enormously helpful for the junior diplomat, or for the services member anticipating a first deployment, this book contains enough variety to keep even seasoned career officers informed and engaged. It would also be a boon to business people with international clients or to students of intercultural relations.  Offered at an affordable price point, unlike most other anthologies in the field, it will enhance anyone’s effectiveness in a cross-cultural situation—truly making the world a little smaller through each interaction.
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List price: $30.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
Publication date: 1/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

What is Culture?
What is Culture?
Models for Analyzing Culture
The Iceberg Analogy or Model
Theories of Intercultural Relations
Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication
Differences and Similarities
Contrast Culture Continuum
Realistic Cultural Empathy
Hall and Hall, "How Cultures Collide"
"The Role of Perception in Communication"
"On Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft"
Communicating Across Cultures
Communication and Culture
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Interpersonal Communication and Thought Patterns
Friendship, Dating, and Action Chains
The Frustrations of Intercultural Meetings
Racial and Gender Differences in Communication Styles
"Communication without Words"
"Cultural Differences in Crisis Communication"
Intercultural Competence
Living and Working in a Multicultural World
Intercultural Competence
Intercultural Education, Training, and Research: an Historical Overview
Public Diplomacy, Exchange of Scholars, and Study Abroad
Race Relations, Identity Movements, and Diversity Training
Understanding American Culture
Individual Achievement and Action
A Distrust of an Overly Powerful Central Government
The Melting Pot Myth
Diversity in the Workplace
Ethics and Intercultural Relations Training
Bad training may be worse than no training
Don't always give people what they want. It might not be what they need
Primum non nocere
Professional behavior is ethical behavior
Practice what you preach
The Future of Intercultural Relations
"The Intercultural Meeting"
"Culture Matters"
"The Chinese Practice of Guanxi"
"Islamophobia and Homophobia"
Cross-Cultural Adaptation
The Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Adaptation
Entry Stress or Culture Shock
The U-Curve of Cross-cultural Adaptation
Causes of Culture Shock
Collision of Internal Cultures
Breakdown of Communication
The Loss of Cues or Reinforcers
Identity Crisis
The Reactions or "Symptoms" of Culture Shock and Coping Strategies
"Out of Control"
Flex Behavior - A Proactive Response to Culture Shock
A Few Coping Strategies
Helping Sojourners Through the Adjustment Cycle
Support from Home and from Hosts
Some Danger Signs
Reverse Culture Shock
Good News-Bad News
The W-Curve of Cross-Cultural Adaptation
Why is Reverse Culture Shock Worse than Culture Shock?
The Causes of Reverse Culture Shock
The "Uncle Charlie Syndrome"
Unrealistic Expectations and New Ascribed Roles and Status
Reactions or "Symptoms" of Reverse Culture Shock
A Few Reentry Coping Strategies
Cross-Cultural Education and Training
Types of Programs
A Word about Safety and Security Overseas
Impact on the Family
"Dimensionalizing Cultures"
"Building a 'Cultural Index' to World Airline Safety"
Culture and Identity
Who Am I?
Third Culture Kids (TCKs)
Characteristics of TCKs
Multicultural Persons
TCK and Multicultural People as Outsiders
Barack Obama
Generational Cultures
Communications, Technology and Youth
Conflict between Generations
"Third Culture Persons"
"Why Johnny Can't Disobey"
International Conflict and Intercultural Relations
Foreign Policy and Culture
The Impact of the Mass Media
International Conflict
National Images
Melodrama and Tragedy
Intercultural Aspects of Conflict
Intercultural Aspects of Negotiation
Culture and Conflict Resolution
Intercultural Relations and Globalization
"The Face of the Enemy"
"Faces of the Enemy"
"Cognitive Dissonance and International Relations"
"International Negotiation: Cross-Cultural Perspective"
Copyright Acknowledgments
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