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Bridging Japanese North American Differences

Author : William B. Gudykunst
ISBN : 0803948352
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this volume, Gudykunst applies his world-renowned approach to intercultural communication to the specifics of Japanese//North American communication. After laying out the basic theories of intercultural communication, the authors explain the similarities and differences in patterns of communication in Japan and the United States. They then demonstrate how an understanding of these contrasting patterns can help Japanese and North Americans communicate more effectively. By examining issues such as attitudes and stereotypes, ways to deepen the understanding of Japanese behaviour are suggested. Also discussed are the factors that influence motivation, knowledge and skills to increase communication effectiveness.

The Intersection Of Cultures

Author : Joel Spring
ISBN : 9781351226295
Genre : Education
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The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy, Fourth Edition offers a unique, problem-solving approach to the complex issues involved in educating culturally and linguistically diverse students. Perfect for any course devoted wholly or in part to the study of multicultural education, this text addresses a wealth of topics. A particular focus in this edition is the current global migration of peoples, and the tension between local and global cultures. Part One, Multiculturalism, includes chapters on cultural differences and schooling, dominated cultures, and immigrant cultures. Chapters in Part Two, Cultural Frames of Reference, address monoculturalism, biculturalism, and ethnic identity; multicultural minds; history, gender, and social class; and the intersection of school culture with dominated and immigrant cultures. Part Three, Perspectives on Teaching Multicultural Education, includes chapters on teaching about racism; teaching about sexism; and teaching to protect and preserve cultures. All chapters include model multicultural lessons for elementary through college classes. These lessons serve a dual function—first, they can be used to help teach the content of the chapter, and second, elementary, middle school, and high school teachers can use these lessons in their own classes. Each chapter concludes with a “Personal Frames of References” section designed to engage students in relating multiculturalism to their own lives. New in the Fourth Edition: *cultural differences in ways of seeing, knowing, and interrelating with the world; *recent research findings from cross cultural psychology and the psychology of immigration; and *methods for educating “multicultural minds”.

Effective Communication In Multicultural Health Care Settings

Author : Gary L. Kreps
ISBN : 9780803947146
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides insights into the complexities of multicultural relations in health care and demystifies the many cultural influences on health and health care to achieve its ultimate goal - to help people get the most they can out of health care and facilitate the promotion of public health.

Communicating Effectively With The Chinese

Author : Ge Gao
ISBN : 080397003X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How can North Americans improve their communication with the Chinese? A useful and efficient approach to understanding prevalent cultural assumptions underlying everyday Chinese communicative activities, Communicating Effectively With the Chinese Identifies and conceptualizes some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture. Utilizing the self-OTHER perspective as a conceptual foundation, authors Ge Gao and Stella Ting-Toomey portray and interpret the dynamics of Chinese communication. They examine how self-conception, role and hierarchy, relational dynamics, and face affect ways of conducting conversations in Chinese culture. They explain why miscommunication between Chinese and North Americans takes place and suggest ways to improve Chinese/North American communication. By incorporating instances of everyday conversations, Gao and Ting-Toomey offer a realistic and clear illustration of the specific characteristics and functions of Chinese communication, as well as problematic areas of Chinese-North Amnnerican encounters. Communicating Effectively With the Chinese will be widely used by professionals and academics in communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, Asian studies, and race and ethnic studies.

Deutsch Amerikanische Alltagskommunikation

Author : Hiltraud Casper-Hehne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122481570
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The study is devoted to intercultural communication between German and North American students. Conversations in German between English-speaking North American learners of German and German native speakers are analyzed on the basis of a framework model relating to the linguistic work involved in everyday encounters and the differences and commonalities such work displays. The conversations discussed involve narrative, discursive, and directive dimensions, and contain differing degrees of face threatening. The analysis covers all the elements typical of conversations.

The Journal Of International Communication

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ISBN : NWU:35556028030492
Genre : Communication in international relations
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Socio Cultural Conflict Between African American And Korean American

Author : Molefi K. Asante
ISBN : UOM:39015049613329
Genre : Social Science
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If underlying hostility between African Americans and Korean Americans in Los Angeles were not at the base of the rioting some years back, the commercial media certainly used what there was to sidetrack viewers from the Rodney King verdict. Here scholars of communications apply in-depth theorizing, survey, and analysis to examine the underpinnings of the intercultural relations, investigating the cognitive roots of negative perceptions and some of the structural problems. They also look at socio-economic and cultural factors, the impact of various media portrayals of both groups, and possible strategies for enhancing relations--drawn of course from communications. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

The Journal Of American East Asian Relations

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033954074
Genre : East Asia
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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.

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