Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture

Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture

By: Anastacia Kurylo (editor)Paperback

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Today, undergraduate students are more familiar with others cultures than ever before because of the media, Internet, local diversity, and their own travels abroad. As such, traditional intercultural communication textbooks which focus solely on the 'differences' approach aren't truly effective for today's students, nor for this area's growth. By including a social constructionist approach - which explores how culture is constructed and produced in the moments in which it is experienced - Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture in Everyday Interaction provides today's undergraduate students with a fuller understanding of how culture and communication affect and effect each other. Inter/Cultural Communication improves upon current textbooks in four significant ways: (1) provides a differences approach and a social constructionist approach; (2) explores the consequences of cultural moments on immediate communication and on larger scale social issues; (3) is descriptive, not prescriptive, of how culture is communicated; and (4) introduces intercultural topics, rather than interpersonal topics, to undergraduate students.

About Author

Anastacia Kurylo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication, Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory, Gender and Communication, Organizational Communication, Principles and Theories of Communication, Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Stereotypes and Communication. In her twelve years of teaching she has taught at numerous colleges including Borough of Manhattan Community College, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, Pace University, Rutgers University, and St. John's University. Her research interests include the examination of stereotypes communicated in interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational contexts and the implications of these for stereotype maintenance. She also studies pedagogy and mentorship as well as emotion and culture. She has published five teaching activities, four book chapters, a recent interdisciplinary article on stereotypes published in Qualitative Research in Psychology, and her blog She is currently writing The Communicated Stereotype: From Media to Everyday Talk to be published with Lexington Press. She is a former President of the New Jersey Communication Association and serves as a reviewer or Editorial board member for several journals and associations. She enjoys spending time with her family, creating mosaics, eating in cafes, and working on research with her students.


PART I. INTRODUCTION TO INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION Chapter 1. Culture and Communication - Anastacia Kurylo Living Culture: The Social Construction of Race - Anita Foeman Chapter 2. Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication - Bernadette M. Watson Living Culture: Interpreting Gestures - Bill Edwards Chapter 3. Intercultural Communication Competence - Lily Arasaratnam Living Culture: A Punk. A Lifer. - Brian Cogan Chapter 4. A Communication Theory of Culture - Donal Carbaugh Living Culture: Latin Dancing? - Anonymous Chapter 5. Culture in Conversation - Jessica S. Robles Living Culture: Let's Have the Men Clean Up - Anonymous PART II. DISTINGUISHING SELF AND OTHER Chapter 6. Self-Identity and Culture - Ronald L. Jackson II, Cerise L. Glenn, & Kesha Morant Williams Living Culture: The Dilemma of Nationalism in Pakistan - Satarupa Dasgupta Chapter 7. Ingroups and Outgroups - Howard Giles & Jane Giles Living Culture: Crip Mate - David Linton Chapter 8. Privilege and Culture - Gust A. Yep Living Culture: New Jersey - Anonymous Chapter 9. Co-Cultural Group Membership - Tina M. Harris Living Culture: Living with Homelessness - Charles Vasquez PART III. NAVIGATING INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN A COMPLEX WORLD Chapter 10. Advocacy - Rachel Anderson Droogsma Living Culture: Creating an Organ Donation Health Campaign - Susan E. Morgan Chapter 11. Media and Culture: The `Reality' of Media Effects - Mark P. Orbe Living Culture: Shushing, Shelving, and Stamping - Marie L. Radford Chapter 12. Technology and Culture - Tatyana Dumova Living Culture: Staying Connected - Satomi Sugiyama PART IV. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Chapter 13. Social Scientific Approach to Culture - Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven Living Culture: A Day - Kurt Lemko Living Culture: A Love - Jack Bennett Chapter 14. Interpretivist Approach to Culture - David Boromisza-Habashi Living Culture: Community Living - Brad Crownover Chapter 15. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Communication - Anastacia Kurylo Living Culture: Toward Internarrativity: Reflections of a Humble Interculturalist - William J. Starosta PART V. APPENDICES: STUDIES OF INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION Appendix A: Navajo Culture Explored through Ethnography - Charles A. Braithwaite Appendix B: Local Culture Explored through Discourse Analysis - Kathleen C. Haspel Appendix C: Dagaaba Culture of Ghana Explored through Rhetorical Analysis - Anthony Y. Naaeke Appendix D: Transnational Dominican Culture through Phenomenological Analysis - Wilfredo Alvarez, Mark P. Orbe, Ewa L. Urban, & Nayibe A. Tavares Appendix E: South African Culture Explored through Content Analysis - Adrian Furnham Appendix F: Korean Culture Explored through Survey Research - Seung Hee Yoo & David Matsumoto Appendix G: Japanese Culture Explored through Experimental Design - Yohtaro Takano

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  • ISBN13: 9781412986939
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781412986939
  • weight: 790
  • ISBN10: 1412986931

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