The second volume of Volunteering and Communication seeks to build upon the agenda set in motion by the first volume, which demonstrated the breadth of research being conducted on volunteers. The focus of this second volume is on the important issues related to volunteering in international and intercultural contexts. The chapters present empirical studies of volunteering divided into three sections. The first section includes six studies of the experiences of volunteers from a variety of countries including Thailand, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. The second section includes studies of volunteers from the United States in other countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. The final section includes two studies of volunteers serving recent immigrants to their home country. This volume provides a unique focus by providing a more nuanced examination than the first volume did of some of the unique differences of volunteering in international and intercultural contexts. It is hoped the two books will stimulate additional research on volunteers.
Michael W. Kramer (PhD, Texas) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Laurie K. Lewis (PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Rutgers University. Loril M. Gossett (PhD, Colorado) is Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. They are the editors of Volunteering and Communication: Studies from Multiple Contexts (Peter Lang, 2013).
Contents: Loril M. Gossett: An Introduction to International and Intercultural Volunteering - Lynette M. McDonald/Melissa Creber/Huichun Sun/Lindsey Sonn: Developing Public Disaster Communication for Volunteer Recruitment: Understanding Volunteer Motivations - Treepon Kirdnark/Claudia L. Hale: Volunteering in the Thai Context: Rising Above the Waters - H. Erin Lee/Jaehee Cho: Exploration of the State and Nature of Korean Parents' Volunteering in School: Who Volunteers, for What, and Why? - Marie-Pierre Leroux/Tania Saba: Knowledge Sharing in International Volunteering Cooperation: Challenges, Opportunities and Impacts on Results - Kirstie McAllum/Anne Zahra: Constructing "Them" and "Us": Host Communities' Perspectives of Voluntourist Identities - Rick Malleus: Voices from the Peace Corps: An Intercultural Communication Study of Blogs from Southern Africa - Lacy G. McNamee/Brittany L. Peterson/Kelly K. Gould: How Was Your "Trip?" Long-Term International Volunteering and the Discourses of Meaningful/less Work - Janice Hua Xu: Bridging Cultural Gaps: U.S. Voluntourists Teaching English in China - Katelin Frederick/Jennifer Mize Smith: Making Good: The Identity and Sensemaking of International Mission Trip Volunteers - Brett J. Craig/Tracy Russo: Implications for Constructing the "Serviceable Other": Desired vs. Actual Outcomes in Rotary's International Service Projects - Jenna N. Hanchey: Constructing "American Exceptionalism": Peace Corps Volunteer Discourses of Race, Gender, and Empowerment - Anna Sarah Pfeiffer: On Equal Terms? Desired Equality and Concealed Hierarchy in a German-Turkish Mentoring Project - Rati Kumar/Mohan J. Dutta: Organizing for Social Justice: Serving the Needs of Bhutanese Refugees in Atlanta, Georgia - Michael W. Kramer/Laurie K. Lewis: Reflections and New Directions on Volunteering in International and Intercultural Contexts.
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