This introductory level textbook offers students a framework to begin building their intercultural communication skills. Experiencing Intercultural Communication: An Introduction provides a number of pedagogical aids to help students achieve fluency in these skills, including chapter outlines, chapter objectives, suggested websites and other resources for further learning, key terms, activities in each chapters, bulleted chapter summaries, and more. As an introductory text, the material is accessible and encourages students to seek out more information. By giving the students a framework to begin understanding the complexities of intercultural interaction, students begin the process of learning about both other cultures and their relationships with their own culture.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: Foundations of Intercultural Communication Chapter 1: Studying Intercultural Communication Chapter 2: Intercultural Communication: Building Blocks and Barriers Chapter 3: History and Intercultural Communication Chapter 4: Identity and Intercultural Communication Part II: Intercultural Communication Processes Chapter 5: Verbal Issues in Intercultural Communication Chapter 6: Nonverbal Communication Issues Part III: Intercultural Communication in Everyday Life Chapter 7: Popular Culture and Intercultural Communication Chapter 8: Culture, Communication, and Conflict Chapter 9: Intercultural Relationships in Everyday Life Part IV: Intercultural Communication in Applied Settings Chapter 10: Intercultural Communication in Tourism Contexts Chapter 11: Intercultural Communication and Business Chapter 12: Intercultural Communication and Education Chapter 13: Intercultural Communication and Health Care Glossary Credits Index
Judith N. Martin is currently Herberger Professor of Communication in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in speech communication from the Pennsylvania State University. She also studied at the Universite de Grenoble for a year, and was involved in study aboard administration for a number of years. She also has experience in cross cultural training and has co-authored three books with Prof. Tom Nakayama. Her current research interests focus on: the role of communication in cross cultural transitions, white identity and and communication, and pedagogical issues in teaching intercultural communication. Thomas K. Nakayama is Professor and Director of the Department of Communications Studies, Northeastern University. He received his Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Iowa. He has been a Fulbright lecturer at the Universite de Mons-Hainaut in Belgium and Libra Professor at the University of Maine. He has taught at Arizona State University, California State University, San Bernardino and the University of Iowa. His interests are in critical theory, cultural studies, and rhetorical studies.