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Intercultural Communication
Building a Global Community

First Edition


June 2011 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Competence in communicating across cultures is a prerequisite for success in today's fast-changing global community. In Intercultural Communication, Patel, Li and Sooknanan draw on their deep intercultural experience to show us how to build successful communication bridges across diverse cultures.

The book explores various theoretical positions on global communication ethics and norms by providing an overview of the contemporary socio-cultural situation and seeking ways in which common ground may be found between these different positions.

The authors raise points of critical reflection on intercultural events and issues in various areas of communication including health, work, environment and education. The book also covers a range of issues, from the interactions of various cultures to the expansion of social organizations and the growing global infrastructure.

By integrating 'glocal' perspectives in intercultural communication, the book addresses the long-term strategy of developing a global community without sacrificing indigenous local values.

 
Foreword Frank Sligo
 
Preface
 
I: CONCEPTS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Building a Global Community

Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li and Prahalad Sooknanan
Overview of Intercultural Communication

Mingsheng Li and Fay Patel
Exploring Surface and Deep Levels of Intercultural Communication

Fay Patel
Global Community Engagement

Fay Patel and Prahalad Sooknanan
Education for the Global Citizen

Mingsheng Li
Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace

Prahalad Sooknanan
Cultural Perceptions on Environment and Global Contexts

Mingsheng Li and Fay Patel
Technology as Cultural Power and its Social Impact

Fay Patel
Critical Issues in Intercultural Communication

Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li and Prahalad Sooknanan
Intercultural Communication in Practice: Challenges and Barriers

Mingsheng Li , Prahalad Sooknanan and Fay Patel
 
II: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION EVENTS
Family

Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li and Prahalad Sooknanan
Religion

Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li and Prahalad Sooknanan
History

Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li and Prahalad Sooknanan
Culture, Gender and Race

Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li and Prahalad Sooknanan
 
References
 
Index

Good book and the chapter on Education for the Global citizen particularly useful for my module.

Mrs Jennifer Marshall
School of Education, Derby University
November 16, 2012

Teaching International Communication COMM 4090
Wonderful book for upperdivision class with undergraduates, particularly with a small class. Challenging and useful for students interested and those who have less background information because it brings up issues not commonly discussed in international/intercultural classes among my students. This class started in January of 2012.

Dr Lynda Dixon
Interpersonal Comm Dept, Bowling Green State University
April 11, 2012

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