Understanding Intercultural Communication by Jane Suderman

Understanding Intercultural Communication

byJane Suderman

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The first and only text written specifically with Canadian students in mind, Successful Intercultural Communications looks at intercultural communication from a uniquely Canadian perspective and presents a balanced mix of application and theory supported by current data, statistics, and examples. Highly readable and engaging, Suderman encourages students to think about the relevance of topics to their own lives through unique pedagogy that engages students, encourages class discussion, and provides points for personal reflection. Timely profiles of key regions including China, Latin America, the Arab World, and India help inspire a mindset appropriate to the study of other cultures; one of openness, respect, honesty, and genuine curiosity.

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Title:Understanding Intercultural CommunicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 7.31 × 0.69 inPublished:February 8, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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PrefacePart I: Setting the Stage for the Study of Intercultural CommunicationChapter 1: Understanding Intercultural CommunicationWhat is intercultural communication?Canada & Cultural DiversityCanada and the WorldCanada and World FutureChapter 2: Understanding How We View Ourselves & OthersPerceptual FiltersPerceptionPerception & Intercultural CompetenceBarriers to Intercultural Competence: Negative Perceptual FiltersAids to Intercultural Competence: Positive Perceptual FiltersPart II: Understanding CultureChapter 3: Exploring CultureCultureCulture''s ComponentsCultural UniversalsCulture''s PurposeCulture & ChangeCulture & the IndividualCulture RealmsChapter 4: Exploring North American Values & BeliefsCanada & the United States: A Common LegacyUnderstanding the United States: American Cultural PatternsCanadian Cultural PatternsOther Observations about CanadaCanadian Social Values: Diversity WithinCanada & the United States: Values Divergence or Convergence?Chapter 5: Cultures in ComparisonCulture Realms: East & WestComparing and Classifying CulturesEdward T. Hall''s High- and Low-Context CulturesKluckhohn, Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck''s Value OrientationsGeert Hofstede & Culture''s Value DimensionsTrompenaars & Hampden TurnerValues & Doing Business Around the WorldChapter 6: Understanding WorldviewHow Do You See the World?Worldview & Religious TraditionsEastern Spiritual TraditionsWestern Spiritual TraditionsReligious Cultural GroupsFundamentalismSyncretismReligions Role in CultureWorldview & IdeologyWorldview & HistoryPart III: Understanding CommunicationChapter 7: Understanding CommunicationIntroductionCommunication: Essential TheorySilenceParalanguageTimeSpace & Distance (Proxemics)Touching (Haptics)Smell (Olfactics)AppearanceBody Language (Kinesics)Chapter 8: Cultures at Cross PurposesCommunication StyleThe Concept of FaceSocially Acceptable Comments & Topics of ConversationAgeThe Role of WomenConnections: from Personalismo to Guanxi to WosstaConcepts of HonestyConcepts of FairnessConcepts of FriendshipCultural ExpectationsChapter 9: Understanding LanguageIntroductionThe Nature of LanguageLanguage & Culture: The Sapir -Whorf HypothesisLanguage FamiliesLanguage VarietiesComponents of LanguagePart IV: Understanding Intercultural AdaptationChapter 10: Understanding Intercultural AdaptationTina''s StoryIntercultural AdaptationIntercultural Adaptation Models: SojournersCulture ShockRe-entry StressLong-term Adaptation Models: Immigrants & RefugeesFactors Affecting AdaptationCoping with Acculturative StressIdentity Change in AcculturationIntercultural Adaptation & ConflictAppendix I: Answers to In-Text ExercisesAppendix II: Suggested Film, Print, and Web ResourcesNotes and ReferencesGlossaryIndex