Intercultural Communication

A Contextual Approach

Author: James W. Neuliep

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412976898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 435

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In this fully updated Fifth Edition of Intercultural Communication, author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual circular model for examining communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, perceptual contexts, and verbal and nonverbal codes. The text begins with the broadest context; the cultural component of the model and progresses chapter by chapter through each component of the model. The later chapters then apply the model to the development and maintenance of intercultural relationships, the management of intercultural conflict, intercultural management, intercultural adaptation, culture shock, and intercultural competence.

Intercultural Communication

A Contextual Approach

Author: James William Neuliep

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412967708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

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Intercultural Communication, Fourth Edition provides students with a clear model for examining communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, and perceptual contexts. Each chapter focuses on one context and the combination of factors included within that context - setting, situation, and circumstances. The text also highlights influences such as values, ethnicity, physical geography and attitudes, and then examines certain means of interaction, including body language, eye contact, and the exchange of words. Additional topics covered include the stages of relationships, cross-cultural management, intercultural conflict, and culture shock.

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

A Reader

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495554189

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effecti

Drinking from the Same Well

Cross-Cultural Concerns in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Author: Lydia F. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876712

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Drinking from the Same Well is designed for those who seek a praxis-oriented theological grounding in the exploration of cross-cultural perspectives in the field of pastoral care and counseling. It traverses the broad terrain of cultural analysis and also explores in depth a number of discrete cross-cultural issues in pastoral counseling, related to communication, conflict, empathy, family dynamics, suffering, and healing. Cultural analysis and theological reflection are situated alongside numerous case studies of persons and situations that enflesh the concepts being discussed, and readers are invited to engage personally with the material through a variety of focus questions and reflective exercises. This book can serve as a helpful textbook for seminarians and a useful guide for pastors and priests, church study groups, multicultural parishes, and anyone engaged in helping ministries with persons from other cultures. The goal is to develop culturally competent pastoral caregivers by providing a comprehensive and practical overview of the generative themes and challenges in cross-cultural pastoral care.

Online Teaching and Learning

Sociocultural Perspectives

Author: Carla Meskill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441175784

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Online Teaching and Learning shows how learning through the internet depends on complex human interactions for success. The text uses sociocultural theory as its foundational stance to empirically examine the dynamics of these interactions. It seeks to understand meaning making in all of its social, linguistic and cultural complexity. Each chapter examines how it is that culturally and historically situated meanings get negotiated through social mediation in online instructional venues. It extends the ways we think and talk about online teaching and learning.

Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology

The Seven Foundations of Well-Being

Author: Todd B. Kashdan,Joseph V. Ciarrochi

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608823393

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Many have wondered if there is a key ingredient to living a full and happy life. For decades now, scientists and psychologists alike have been studying the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The positive psychology movement was founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. At the same time, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)—a mindfulness-based, values-oriented behavioral therapy that has many parallels to Buddhism, yet is not religious in any way—has been focused on helping people achieve their greatest human potential. Created only years apart, ACT and positive psychology both promote human flourishing, and they often share overlapping themes and applications, particularly when it comes to setting goals, psychological strengths, mindfulness, and the clarification of what matters most—our values and our search for meaning in life. Despite these similarities, however, the two different therapeutic models are rarely discussed in relation to one another. What if unifying these theories could lead to faster, more profound and enduring improvements to the human condition? Edited by leading researchers in the field of positive psychology, Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology is the first professional book to successfully integrate key elements of ACT and positive psychology to promote healthy functioning in clients. By gaining an understanding of "the seven foundations of well-being," professionals will walk away with concrete, modernized strategies to use when working with clients. Throughout the book, the editors focus on how ACT, mindfulness therapies, and positive psychology can best be utilized by professionals in various settings, from prisons and Fortune 500 business organizations to parents and schools. With contributions by Steven C. Hayes, the founder of ACT, as well as other well-known authorities on ACT and positive psychology such as Robyn Walser, Kristin Neff, Dennis Tirch, Ian Stewart, Louise McHugh, Lance M. McCracken, Acacia Parks, Robert Biswas-Diener, and more, this book provides state-of-the-art research, theory, and applications of relevance to mental health professionals, scientists, advanced students, and people in the general public interested in either ACT or positive psychology.

Translational Action and Intercultural Communication

Author: Kristin Buhrig,Juliane House,Jan ten Thije

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317641299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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Translation and interpreting studies and intercultural communication have so far largely been treated as separate disciplines. Translational Action and Intercultural Communication offers an overview of a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches to examining the hitherto largely ignored connection between the two research strands. Drawing on three key concepts ('functional equivalence', 'dilated speech situation' and 'intercultural understanding'), this interdisciplinary volume attempts to interrelate the following thematic strands: procedures of mediating between cultures in translational action, problems of intercultural communication in translational action, and insights into intercultural communication based on analyses of translational action. The volume features both contrastive papers and papers which investigate communicative events in actu. The analyses presented deal with a variety of genres and types of interaction, including children's books, speech acts in dramatic text, popular science and economic texts, excerpts from intercultural university encounters, phatic talk, toast giving and medical communication.

Principles of Intercultural Communication

Author: Igor Klyukanov

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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Structured around ten fundamental principles, "Principles of Intercultural Communication" combines a strong focus on current intercultural communication theory with a student-friendly style. This unique text leads students through all of the material traditionally covered in an intercultural communication text using gradually unfolding principles that come together to form a reader-friendly narrative. Using in-depth case studies and side trips and incorporating provocative discussion questions, "Principles of Intercultural Communication" engages students in active learning, leaving students with a unified understanding of intercultural communication. Features Approaches intercultural communication using ten unified principles, which lead students gradually from topic to topic in a coherent learning experience. Fosters a critical thinking approach with question-driven chapters that engage students. Promotes understanding of intercultural communication with detailed case studiesaccompanied by three guiding questions in every chapter. Provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills with Side Trips. These discussion questions, featured at the end of every chapter, encourage students to think more critically about the issues in that chapter. About the Author Igor E. Klyukanov is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University. He completed his doctoral work in linguistics and communication theory at Saratov State University, Russia. He is a member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research and Associate Editor of The American Journal of Semiotics. In addition to being a guest Editor for the International Journal of Communication (1999, 2000, and 2002), Professor Klyukanov has authored more than 50 articles and books in the field of culture, communication, and language. Praise for "Principles of Intercultural Communication" " I commend the author on up-to-date and accurate scholarship - what rich, varied, and seminal examples he provided. That is where the text grabbed me and I was most able to apply the principles introduced. " Scherrie A. Foster, Fond du Lac College " Each chapter consistently fosters an overall inquisitive and constructively curious approach to the topic of intercultural communication. Each chapter continues to fuel this curiosity in such a manner that sufficiently enables the reader to develop an intercultural outlook on the world. " Kelby K. Halone, University of Tennessee " The main strength of the book, in my view, is the plethora of examples provided, especially the case studies and side trips that allow the reader/student to apply his/her knowledge to real like scenarios. " Antonio C. LaPastina, Texas A&M University "

An Integrated Approach to Intercultural Communication

Author: Nataša Bakić-Mirić

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443835536

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This book explores communication, culture, and intercultural communication. The emphasis is on promoting understanding of and appreciation for the rich and varied perspectives encountered in intercultural communication opportunities. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book focuses on the need to develop self-understanding as a first step to intercultural understanding, and highlights the need for the intercultural state of mind to match our multicultural world, the difficulties inherent in the quest of such an objective, the excitement of challenges on the way and the rewards of the success that are sputtering with new energy and yet waiting to be discovered. Furthermore, the book represents an initial step in the process of building competencies which may facilitate effective communication in all types of cross-cultural settings. It gives a unique outlook of how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavor to communicate across cultures. The book grows out of the philosophy that developing better interpersonal, intercultural communication skills will profoundly benefit the seven billion people who share this planet and who increasingly interact with each other by producing some guidelines with which people can successfully cope with the realities of cultural diversity, the challenges of living in a multicultural world, the need to transcend the unpredictability of intercultural interactions, the accompanying fears that such interactions often encompass, and the feeling of joy and comfort in the discovery of cultural diversity.

The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication

Author: Thomas K. Nakayama,Rona Tamiko Halualani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390674

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication aims to furnish scholars with a consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of the field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities. A consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of this developing field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities Traces the significant historical developments in intercultural communication Helps students and scholars to revisit, assess, and reflect on the formation of critical intercultural communication studies Posits new directions for the field in terms of theorizing, knowledge production, and social justice engagement