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Constructing Co Cultural Theory

Author : Mark P. Orbe
ISBN : 0761910689
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book presents a phenomenological framework for understanding the intricate relationship between culture, power and communication. Grounded in muted group and standpoint theory, this volume presents a theoretical framework which fosters a critically insightful vantage point into the complexities of culture, power and communication. Key coverage includes: a review and critique of the literature on co-cultural communication; a description of how the perspective of co-cultural group members were involved in each stage of theory development; and an explication of 25 co-cultural communication strategies and a model of six factors that influence strategy selection. The final chapter examines how co-cultural theory correlates with other work i

Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author : Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN : 9781412926942
Genre : Social Science
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Bridging Differences

Author : William B. Gudykunst
ISBN : 9780761929376
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.

Theorizing About Intercultural Communication

Author : William B. Gudykunst
ISBN : UOM:39015059581432
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In Theorizing About Intercultural Communication, editor William B. Gudykunst brings together key theories that have shaped and influenced human intercultural communication. This text 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.

Scripting The Black Masculine Body

Author : Ronald L. Jackson
ISBN : 9780791466261
Genre : Social Science
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Traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in hip-hop music and film.

International And Multicultural Organizational Communication

Author : George Cheney
ISBN : 157273549X
Genre : Business & Economics
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African American Communication

Author : Michael L. Hecht
ISBN : 0803945159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 53. 15 MB
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"This book represents an ambitious and admirable attempt to portray 'how African Americans define themselves and membership in their group and how they perceive intra- and interethnic communication.' Given the paucity of comprehensive treatments of this topic, such an effort is long overdue. . . . It paves the way for future research by contextualizing African American culture and by delineating several salient issues that researchers must address (e.g., ethnic identity). The authors proffer and provoke a wealth of researchable questions. They also provide ideas and insight for conducting investigations of African American communication. Moreover, the book contains an impressive, if not unparalleled, bibliography that will be a gold mine for anyone interested in studying African Americans or members of other U.S. co-cultures. I also must note that the authors treat the topic of African American communication with sensitivity, respect, and appreciation. . . . Hecht et al. frequently note that their book is just a beginning. In my opinion, that beginning is quite auspicious." --The Howard Journal of Communications "Offers a detailed consideration of various perspectives on the concept of identity, moving from the more general notions of self-concept and identity to the more specific notions of ethnic identity and then African American identity. . . . Given the authors' view of communication as inherently problematic, their focus on communication improvement strategies makes a good deal of sense. . . . This book makes a noteworthy contribution . . . one that, as the authors themselves conclude, should be followed by others, which would work toward both expanding and revising the framework here developed." --Language, Culture, and Curriculum "Hecht, Collier & Ribeau have composed a very well-written, comprehensive volume confronting one of the most provocative issues of human communication - identity, specifically the characterization of the communication of African Americans. The empirical stance (interpretive) this book adopts, accompanied by its conceptual insight make it one of the most valuable publications in intercultural communication. Overall, this book is necessary reading for any community of scholars interested in identity, ethnicity, and communication. It stands alone as a fascinating think-piece regarding African American communication. It is monumental simply because it is the first of its kind. As in interculturalist interested in issues of African American identity, I readliy recommend African American Communication as a necessary addition to the library of any committed cultural scholar." --Ronald L. Jackson, II, Xavier University How do African Americans define themselves? How do they define membership in their group? And how do they perceive intraethnic and interethnic communication? Are African American communication and culture separable, or is communication always dependent on the culture that frames it? Based on a cultural studies approach, this book addresses these questions by synthesizing research on African American culture, ethnic identity, and effective and ineffective communication patterns. The authors explore African American relationships with members of their own culture as well as with white Americans. Additionally, they highlight the need for cultural sensitivity by linking the framework of ethnic identity with communication competence research. Readers become particularly sensitized to cultural variation, rather than normative or typical behavior within an ethnic group. This volume includes an extensive review of existing literature and offers recommendations designed to assist in the understanding of African American communication in a context that extends beyond the Eurocentric paradigm. African American Communication is an innovative interdisciplinary resource for intercultural researchers and advanced graduate and undergraduate students in communication, economics, political science, sociology, linguistics, psychology, education, anthropology, and cultural and ethnic studies.

Communication Theories For Everyday Life

Author : John R. Baldwin
ISBN : 0205348068
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Communication Theories for Everyday Life" introduces readers to the complexities of theories in communication studies, mass communication, and public relations, emphasizing their connection to everyday life. Instead of utilizing a "theory-a-day" approach, this text cuts across content areas and clusters related theories, making them easier for readers to process and apply to real-life situations. "Communication Theories for Everyday Life" also addresses theories in emerging areas and growing fields, such as media research, organizational communication, and computer-mediated communication, while still featuring the traditional theories that always have defined the field. Features: Contextualizes theory with an introductory chapter in each of the main content areas that introduces the theories and research in the field, showing students how the theories developed. Features new theories and subject areas not present in most traditional communication theory textbooks, including new interactive technologies, feminist scholarship, British cultural studies, semiotics, postmodernism, and critical race theory. Emphasizes the application of some theories across many subject areas through headings in the form of questions that encourage students to process material and explore for themselves how theories and content apply to their lives. Uses case-study chapters that demonstrate to students how each subject area would use theory to solve or understand issues in everyday life. Reviews theories for the three main genres of communication - communication studies, mass communication, and public relations - with balanced coverage, examining the unique contributions each area has made to the field of communication as a whole. Page 1 of 1

Official Program Annual Conference Of The International Communication Association

Author : International Communication Association. Conference
ISBN : IND:30000047347228
Genre : Communication
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Encyclopedia Of Communication Theory

Author : Stephen W. Littlejohn
ISBN : 1412959373
Genre : Computers
File Size : 21. 71 MB
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With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a one-stop source for a comprehensive overview of communication theory, offering current descriptions of theories as well as the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories. This is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field. Key Themes Applications and Contexts Critical Orientations Cultural Orientations Cybernetic and Systems Orientations Feminist Orientations Group and Organizational Concepts Information, Media, and Communication Technology International and Global Concepts Interpersonal Concepts Non-Western Orientations Paradigms, Traditions, and Schools Philosophical Orientations Psycho-Cognitive Orientations Rhetorical Orientations Semiotic, Linguistic, and Discursive Orientations Social/Interactional Orientations Theory, Metatheory, Methodology, and Inquiry

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