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Intercultural communication : an introduction /

by Jandt, Fred Edmund.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1998Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xiii, 489 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0761914315 (cloth : acid-free paper); 0761914323 (pbk. : acid-free paper).Subject(s): Intercultural communication | Intercultural communication -- United States | Communication, International
Contents:
The dispute over defining culture -- Defining communication as an element of culture -- Barriers to intercultural communication -- Stereotypes and prejudice as barriers -- Nonverbal communication -- Knowing culture through language -- Language as a barrier -- Culture's influence on perception -- Children, women, and families -- Dimensions of culture -- Dominant United States cultural patterns : using value orientation theory -- Comparative cultural patterns : Russian and Arabian cultures -- Contact between cultures -- Immigration and acculturation -- Forces against assimilation -- Forces to conform to one cultural identity -- Establishing a culture -- Identity and subgroups -- Multiculturalism -- Improving intercultural communication.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-477) and index.

The dispute over defining culture -- Defining communication as an element of culture -- Barriers to intercultural communication -- Stereotypes and prejudice as barriers -- Nonverbal communication -- Knowing culture through language -- Language as a barrier -- Culture's influence on perception -- Children, women, and families -- Dimensions of culture -- Dominant United States cultural patterns : using value orientation theory -- Comparative cultural patterns : Russian and Arabian cultures -- Contact between cultures -- Immigration and acculturation -- Forces against assimilation -- Forces to conform to one cultural identity -- Establishing a culture -- Identity and subgroups -- Multiculturalism -- Improving intercultural communication.

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