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Intercultural Communication
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Intercultural Communication
Globalization and Social Justice

Third Edition

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Intercultural Communication

February 2021 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice introduces students to the study of communication among cultures within the broader context of globalization. Author Kathryn Sorrells highlights history, power, and global institutions as central to understanding the relationships and contexts that shape intercultural communication. Promoting critical thinking, reflection, and action, the text’s social justice approach equips students with the knowledge and skills to create a more equitable world through communication. The Third Edition includes new case studies, updated examples and statistics, and expanded discussions on timely topics, like the rise of ethnonationalism and white nationalism, and the impact of new media on global communication.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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 Despair to Empowerment

 
Intercultural Alliances for Social Justice

 
Case Study: Community Coalition of South Los Angeles

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Discussion Questions and Activities

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

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