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Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach (6th Revised edition)

Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach (6th Revised edition)

By: James W. Neuliep (author)Paperback

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In this fully updated Sixth Edition of Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual model (visually depicted by a series of concentric circles) for examining communication within cultural, microcultural, environmental, sociorelational, and perceptual contexts. Beginning with the broadest context - the cultural component of the model - the book progresses chapter by chapter through the model to the most specific traits of communication: verbal and nonverbal messages. Each chapter focuses on one context and explores the combination of factors within that context, including setting, situation, and circumstances. Highlighting values, ethnicity, physical geography, and attitudes, the book examines means of interaction, including body language, eye contact, and the exchange of words, as well as the stages of relationships, cross-cultural management, intercultural conflict, and culture shock.

About Author

James W. Neuliep (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) conducts research and teaches courses in intercultural communication, communication theory, communication apprehension, ethnocentrism, and research methods 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 of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research and has served on the editorial boards of Communication Reports, Communication Research Reports, Communication Studies; International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Communication; Journal of Applied Communication Research; Journal of Social Behavior and Personality; and Communication Quarterly.


Preface1. The Necessity of Intercultural Communication2. The Cultural Context3. The Microcultural Context4. The Environmental Context5. The Perceptual Context6. The Socio-Relational Context7. The Verbal Code: Human Language8. The Non-Verbal Code9. Developing Intercultural Relationships10. Intercultural Conflict11. Intercultural Communication in Business, Health Care and Educational Settings12. Acculturation, Culture Shock and Intercultural CompetenceGlossaryPhoto CreditsName IndexSubject IndexAbout the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452256597
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9781452256597
  • ISBN10: 1452256594
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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