Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader contains 36 articles showcasing the development and diversity of intercultural communication theories in countries such as China, Africa, the United States, New Zealand, Mexico, Egypt, and others. Themes and topics discussed include identity and communication, intercultural verbal and nonverbal processes and interactions, relationships, and ethics.
The Reader presents a wide-range of articles, showing the permeance of intercultural communication in today?s world and in everyday life. Examples of topics included are:
- Conflict management in organizations
- The impact of the Internet and of online global communication
- Gender differences in communication
- The increasing influence of globalization
- Health care
- Creating a culture of peace
Half of the readings are from non-U.S. authors/scholars, presenting readers with a truly global perspective on intercultural communication.
The Reader may be used as a stand-alone text, an excellent companion to Fred E. Jandt?s textbook An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community, Fourth Edition, or in conjunction with other texts. The book is intended for the introductory intercultural communication course and is also of value for many courses in cultural studies, sociology, and anthropology.
About the Editor:
Fred E. Jandt (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University) is Professor of Communication at California State University, San Bernardino and the recipient of the University?s 2003 Outstanding Professor Award. He was a visiting professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and has also taught at SUNY-Brockport, where he became SUNY?s first director of faculty development. Professor Jandt has been widely published in the field of communications and speaks at major national and international conferences.
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