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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 COMMUNICATIONChapter 1. Culture and Communication - Anastacia KuryloLiving Culture: The Social Construction of Race - Anita FoemanChapter 2. Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication - Bernadette M. WatsonLiving Culture: Interpreting Gestures - Bill EdwardsChapter 3. Intercultural Communication Competence - Lily ArasaratnamLiving Culture: A Punk. A Lifer. - Brian CoganChapter 4. A Communication Theory of Culture - Donal CarbaughLiving Culture: Latin Dancing? - AnonymousChapter 5. Culture in Conversation - Jessica S. RoblesLiving Culture: Let's Have the Men Clean Up - AnonymousPART II. DISTINGUISHING SELF AND OTHERChapter 6. Self-Identity and Culture - Ronald L. Jackson II, Cerise L. Glenn, & Kesha Morant WilliamsLiving Culture: The Dilemma of Nationalism in Pakistan - Satarupa DasguptaChapter 7. Ingroups and Outgroups - Howard Giles & Jane GilesLiving Culture: Crip Mate - David LintonChapter 8. Privilege and Culture - Gust A. YepLiving Culture: New Jersey - AnonymousChapter 9. Co-Cultural Group Membership - Tina M. HarrisLiving Culture: Living with Homelessness - Charles VasquezPART III. NAVIGATING INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN A COMPLEX WORLDChapter 10. Advocacy - Rachel Anderson DroogsmaLiving Culture: Creating an Organ Donation Health Campaign - Susan E. MorganChapter 11. Media and Culture: The `Reality' of Media Effects - Mark P. OrbeLiving Culture: Shushing, Shelving, and Stamping - Marie L. RadfordChapter 12. Technology and Culture - Tatyana DumovaLiving Culture: Staying Connected - Satomi SugiyamaPART IV. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATION: RESEARCH AND PRACTICEChapter 13. Social Scientific Approach to Culture - Jan Pieter van OudenhovenLiving Culture: A Day - Kurt Lemko Living Culture: A Love - Jack BennettChapter 14. Interpretivist Approach to Culture - David Boromisza-HabashiLiving Culture: Community Living - Brad CrownoverChapter 15. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Communication - Anastacia KuryloLiving Culture: Toward Internarrativity: Reflections of a Humble Interculturalist - William J. StarostaPART V. APPENDICES: STUDIES OF INTER/CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONAppendix A: Navajo Culture Explored through Ethnography - Charles A. BraithwaiteAppendix B: Local Culture Explored through Discourse Analysis - Kathleen C. HaspelAppendix C: Dagaaba Culture of Ghana Explored through Rhetorical Analysis - Anthony Y. NaaekeAppendix D: Transnational Dominican Culture through Phenomenological Analysis - Wilfredo Alvarez, Mark P. Orbe, Ewa L. Urban, & Nayibe A. TavaresAppendix E: South African Culture Explored through Content Analysis - Adrian FurnhamAppendix F: Korean Culture Explored through Survey Research - Seung Hee Yoo & David MatsumotoAppendix G: Japanese Culture Explored through Experimental Design - Yohtaro Takano

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

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