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Introducing Intercultural Communication
Global Cultures and Contexts

Third Edition


© 2019 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Taking a truly global perspective, this textbook presents concepts, theories and applications from the field of intercultural communication in a lively and easy-to-follow style. Covering all the essential topics, from immigration to intercultural conflict to the impact of mass media and technology, this cutting edge new edition features:

  • A student-friendly structure with enhanced signposting to guide students through the book.
  • Expanded coverage of ethics, digital communication and social media.
  • A brand new set of international case studies to tie theory to real-world practices, including the European refugee crisis, Chinese food culture and Barbie dolls and beauty.
  • A suite of student-friendly learning features, including ‘Do it!’ activity boxes, chapter summaries and applications of key theories in ‘Theory Corner’.
  • Links to further reading and SAGE Video to help understanding.
  • A host of online resources to reinforce students' learning, including multiple choice quizzes, discussion questions and exercises.

Introducing Intercultural Communication is the ideal guide to becoming a critical consumer of information and an effective global citizen. It should be required reading for students in media and communications, business and management, linguistics and beyond.

 

 
Chapter 1 Challenges of Living in a Global Community
 
Chapter 2 Culture and People
 
Chapter 3 Communication and Culture
 
Chapter 4 Perception and Categorization
 
Chapter 5 Value Orientations and Behaviour
 
Chapter 6 Identities and Subgroups
 
Chapter 7 Verbal Communication and Culture
 
Chapter 8 Nonverbal Communication and Culture
 
Chapter 9 Immigration and Acculturation
 
Chapter 10 Intercultural and Intergroup Relations
 
Chapter 11 Intercultural and International Conflicts
 
Chapter 12 Mass Media and Cultural Change
 
Chapter 13 Effective Intercultural Communication in a Global Society

Supplements

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 For students

  • Multiple choice questions for students
  • Discussions points and activities
  • Further reading
  • Links to SAGE Video

For lecturers

  • Multiple choice questions and short answer questions 
  • Instructor notes
  • PowerPoint slides

This is an exceptionally versatile textbook. It is easily accessible for students, covering a wide range of areas of and approaches to intercultural communication. The articulated focus on discourse and various areas related to language study (such as intercultural pragmatics) make this book stand out from similar texts.  With highly relevant case studies and thought-provoking tasks, this is a key resource to equip undergraduates with a global mindset and those all-important people skills necessary in today’s workplaces.

Erika Darics
Aston University

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 9: Immigration and Acculturation


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