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Intercultural Communication
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Intercultural Communication
Globalization and Social Justice

Second Edition
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Intercultural Communication

October 2015 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice, Second Edition, introduces students to the study of communication among cultures within the broader context of globalization. Kathryn Sorrells highlights history, power, and global institutions as central to understanding the relationships and contexts that shape intercultural communication.  Based on a framework that promotes critical thinking, reflection, and action, this text takes a social justice approach that provides students with the skills and knowledge to create a more equitable world through communication. Loaded with new case studies and contemporary topics, the Second Edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the current global context, emerging local and global issues, and more diverse experiences.

 
Chapter 1: Opening the Conversation: Studying Intercultural Communication
Definitions of Culture

 
Studying Intercultural Communication

 
Intercultural Praxis in the Context of Globalization

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 2: Understanding the Context of Globalization
The Role of History in Intercultural Communication

 
The Role of Power in Intercultural Communication

 
Intercultural Communication in the Context of Globalization

 
Intercultural Dimensions of Economic Globalization

 
Intercultural Dimensions of Political Globalization

 
Intercultural Dimensions of Cultural Globalization

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 3: Globalizing Body Politics: Embodied Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Hip Hop Culture

 
Constructing Social Worlds Through Communication

 
Marking Difference Through Communication

 
The Social Construction of Race: From Colonization to Globalization

 
Resignifying Race in the Context of Globalization

 
Hip Hop Culture: Alternative Performances of Difference

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 4: (Dis)Placing Culture and Cultural Space: Locations of Nonverbal and Verbal Communication
Placing Culture and Cultural Space

 
Displacing Culture and Cultural Space

 
Case Study: Hip Hop Culture

 
Cultural Space, Power, and Communication

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 5: Privileging Relationships: Intercultural Communication in Interpersonal Contexts
Topography of Intercultural Relationships

 
Intercultural Relationships in the Workplace

 
Forming and Sustaining Intercultural Relationships

 
Cyberspace and Intercultural Relationships

 
Intercultural Alliances for Social Justice in the Global Context

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 6: Crossing Borders: Migration and Intercultural Adaptation
Migrants

 
Historical Overview of World Migration

 
Migration Trends in the Context of Globalization

 
Theories of Migration and Intercultural Adaptation

 
Case Studies: Migration and Intercultural Adaptation

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 7: Jamming Media and Popular Culture: Analyzing Messages About Diverse Cultures
Media, Popular Culture, and Globalization

 
Popular Culture, Intercultural Communication, and Globalization

 
Global and Regional Media Circuits

 
Producing and Consuming Popular Culture

 
Popular Culture, Representation, and Resistance

 
Resisting and Re-Creating Media and Popular Culture

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 8: The Culture of Capitalism and the Business of Intercultural Communication
Historical Context: Capitalism and Globalization

 
The Culture of Capitalism

 
The Intercultural Marketplace

 
Case Study 1: Consuming and Romanticizing the “Other”

 
Case Study 2: Consuming and Desiring the “Other”

 
Case Study 3: Consuming Cultural Spectacles

 
Economic Responsibility and Intercultural Communication

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 9: Negotiating Intercultural Conflict and Social Justice: Strategies for Intercultural Relations
Intercultural Conflict: A Multidimensional Framework of Analysis

 
Case Study 1: Interpersonal Context

 
Case Study 2: Intergroup Context

 
Case Study 3: International and Global Context

 
Strategies for Addressing Intercultural Conflict

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 
 
Chapter 10: Engaging Intercultural Communication for Social Justice: Challenges and Possibilities for Global Citizenship
Becoming Global Citizens in the 21st Century

 
“Hope in the Dark”: From Apathy to Empowerment

 
Intercultural Alliances for Social Justice

 
Case Study: Community Coalition of South Los Angeles

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
References

 

Supplements

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Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
 

  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer assistance with lecture and review preparation by highlighting essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture Notes summarize key concepts by chapter to ease preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • Video and Multimedia, including carefully selected chapter-by-chapter video and multimedia content which enhance classroom-based explorations of key topics
  • Chapter Activities for individual or group projects provide lively and stimulating ideas for use in the classroom to reinforce active learning.
  • Course Projects are designed to promote students’ in-depth engagement with course material.
  • Sample Course Syllabi for semester, quarter, and online classes—provide suggested models for instructors to use when creating the syllabi for their courses.
  • Tables and Figures are available in an easily-downloadable format for use in papers, hand-outs, and presentations

 ...Because of the author’s compelling critical perspective and astute observation of social injustice, it is definitely a recommended read.

Ellen Van Praet, Ghent University
Communications

Sorrell's book provides students with the critical tools to develop intercultural competence. It introduces them to the fundamental principles and issues of intercultural communication within the broader context of globalization, with focus on understanding and appreciating cultural differences.

Dr Viera Lorencova
Communications Media Dept, Fitchburg State College
January 23, 2017

The book gives some good ideas in understanding the cultural aspects of communication and expressing ideas via social networks.

Professor zaharin strahilov markov
defence advanced research institute, national defence college
October 21, 2016

Text is current and excellent for use to motivate discussion.

Dr Sharon Sellers-Clark
Social Sci Health Pe Rec Dept, College Of Coastal Georgia
October 19, 2016

I like that she takes a fresh perspective that is more nuanced and accounts for real-world events.

Dr Jasmine R Phillips
Communications , Nevada State Clg- Henderson
August 22, 2016

The book "Intercultural communication" could be used for various courses. Initially it was ordered for the course "Social media analyses and decision making" but it turned out to be very helpful for the PhD course "English language training for working in international environment".

Professor zaharin strahilov markov
defence advanced research institute, national defence college
November 5, 2015

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