Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication

Paperback | October 29, 2015

byAlberto Gonzalez, Yea-Wen Chen

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Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication examines intercultural communication through an array of cultural and personal perspectives, with each of its contributors writing a first-person account of his or her experiences in the real world. While most readers are collectionsof scholarly essays that describe intercultural communication, Our Voices presents short, student-oriented readings chosen with an eye toward engaging the reader. Collectively, the readings tackle the key areas of communication-rhetoric, mass communication, and interpersonal communication-using auniquely expansive and humanist perspective that provides a voice to otherwise marginalized members of society. Praised by students for its abundance of short, first-person narratives, Our Voices traverses topics as diverse as queer identity, racial discourse, and codes of communication innontraditional families.

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Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication examines intercultural communication through an array of cultural and personal perspectives, with each of its contributors writing a first-person account of his or her experiences in the real world. While most readers are collectionsof scholarly essays that describe intercultu...

Alberto Gonzalez (PhD, The Ohio State University) is professor and chair in the Department of Communication at Bowling Green State University. His research has appeared in various journals including Quarterly Journal of Speech, Southern Communication Journal, Communication Quarterly, Western Journal of Speech Communication, Intercultur...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 7.52 × 0.71 inPublished:October 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190255234

ISBN - 13:9780190255237

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"The realness of this text is its most distinctive feature. In it we read about the struggles, the successes, the challenges, the learning experiences, the joys, and the spiritual uplift and rejuvenation of the authors. The articles are not too long, either, which is a joy to students, butthey provide enough material to get students thinking critically about issues." --Patreece Boone, St. Louis University