Theorizing About Intercultural Communication
- William B. Gudykunst - California State University, Fullerton, USA, California State University, USA
Cultural Studies (General) | Intercultural Communication | Sociology (General)
Theorizing About Intercultural Communication provides an excellent overview of the major theories currently in use and examines how these theories will also support the foundation for future research in this area. Contributors to this text include individuals who actually developed the theories covered in the book. Each contributor highlights the evolution, development, and application of the theory to provide a thorough and contemporary view of the field.
First student text on intercultural communication theories with consistent chapter organization, headings, and pedagogy to aid comprehension and allow for theories to be easily compared and contrasted
Intercultural communication theories are discussed by those who developed them to provide a firsthand look at how these theories originated
An introductory chapter and part overviews highlight the importance of studying and using intercultural communication theories
Each theory's testing and application is emphasized to demonstrate how the theory can be implemented
Several new hypotheses on topics such as co-cultural and dialectical concepts are examined, in addition to modifications of long-standing theories, making this the most up-to-date text on intercultural communication theories
Theorizing About Intercultural Communication is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Intercultural Communication, Communication Theory, and Cultural Studies.
"Each chapter takes on the issue at hand with a considerable degree of rigor that incorporates extensive literature review, theoretical backgrounds, and detailed explanations of the development of each theoretical perspective."
—International Criminal Justice Review
Covers the topic thoroughly from multiple perspectives.
Although I haven't adopted this book yet, it is an amazing one-- I plan to use it as part of the intercultural communication courses I plan to teach in the future.