Globalizing Intercultural Communication
- Kathryn Sorrells - California State University, Northridge, USA
- Sachi Sekimoto - Minnesota State University, USA
Translating Theory into Practice
Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter’s pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions.
In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.
It is a good Reader and students are expected to read/prepare part of it before coming to class.
The volume offers good chances for students to get a feeling for our intercultural and trans-local world and beings. It tries to avoid the norther perspective of cultual communication but opens chances for Identitues in global contexts which more or less all students are part of. A highly recommendable book für reading in globalized envirnments.
Globalizing Intercultural Communication, the reader edited by Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto offers an excellent overview of theoretical debates and empirical research into the increasingly global character of intercultural communication. The book chapters introduce students to both foundational concepts and theories for studying intercultural communication and in-depth case studies covering the themes such as shifting politics of identity, language and power, intercultural relationships and intercultural communication at work, popular and new media, as well as, crucially, the problems of intercultural conflicts and political alliances for social justice. The book deserves praise for combining critical, intersectional and postcolonial theoretical perspectives with practical and political questions which are posed in the context of neoliberal nature of globalization.
Will be recommended - and if reviewed in a positive outcome by students - it will be considered
I am considering using this as a supplement to another textbook. Because it has articles rather than a full text book, I find that it won't serve the purposes I require.