Mary Jane Collier brings together essays that address issues such as how culture and discourse are related, and how people with varied cultural identities draw their boundaries and create distinctiveness through their communication with one another, and presents timely and relevant research on cultural difference as a contemporary social problem. The contributors to this volume represent a variety of cultural groups, and their discussions reflect a diverse array of perspectives on discourse analysis.
Mary Jane Collier
Constituting Cultural Difference Through Discourse
Lisa A Flores
Challenging the Myth of Assimilation
Enacting "Puerto Rican Time" in the United States
Marouf Hasian Jr
When Rhetorical Theory and Practice Encounter Postcolonialism
Mark P Orbe, Kiesha T Warren and Nancy C Cornwell
Negotiating Societal Stereotypes
Media and Colonialism
Yoko Nadamitsu, Ling Chen and Gustav Friedrich
Similar or Different?
Yumiko Yokochi and Bradford 'J' Hall
Exploring the Communication/Culture Connection
Interclass Travel, Cultural Adaptation, and "Passing" as a Disjunctive Inter/Cultural Practice
Jolanta A Drzewiecka
Discursive Construction of Differences
A Face-Driven Account of Identity Exchanges in Israeli-Palestinian "Dialogue" Events
"In the Beginning..."