Our Voices

Author : Alberto González
ISBN : 0199737215
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication examines intercultural communication through an array of cultural and personal perspectives, with each of its contributors writing a first-person account of his or her experiences in the real world. While most readers are collections of scholarly essays that describe intercultural communication, Our Voices presents short, student-oriented readings chosen with an eye toward engaging the reader. Collectively, the readings tackle the key areas of communication--rhetoric, mass communication, and interpersonal communication--using a uniquely expansive and humanist perspective that provides a voice to otherwise marginalized members of society. Praised by students for its abundance of short, first-person narratives, Our Voices traverses topics as diverse as queer identity, racial discourse in the United States, "survival mechanisms" in Jamaican speech, and codes of communication in nontraditional families. NEW TO THIS EDITION: *New essays on the Obama presidency, Osage naming rituals, Muslim feminist perspectives, South Asian Indian women in the workplace, class identity, and the Haitian tragedy in a global context *Expanded treatment of Arab Americans and the Muslim world *Reworked coverage of 9/11 to accommodate our most current understanding and scholarship Empowering and educating students in equal measure, Our Voices is an ideal reader for any intercultural communication course.
Category: Family & Relationships

Communicating Ethnic And Cultural Identity

Author : Mary Fong
ISBN : 0742517381
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65.37 MB
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This intercultural communication text reader brings together the many dimensions of ethnic and cultural identity and shows how they are communicated in everyday life. Introducing and applying key concepts, theories, and approaches--from empirical to ethnographic--a wide variety of essays look at the experiences of African Americans, Asians, Asian Americans, Latino/as, and Native Americans, as well as many cultural groups. The authors also explore issues such as gender, race, class, spirituality, alternative lifestyles, and inter- and intra-ethnic identity. Sites of analysis range from movies and photo albums to beauty salons and Deadhead concerts. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Social Science

Globalization S Impact On Cultural Identity Formation

Author : Ahmet Atay
ISBN : 9780739185063
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.81 MB
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Globalization’s Impact on Cultural Identity Formation examines the range of factors that affect the cultural identity formation of diasporic, queer bodies in the context of globalization. Atay utilizes cyber-ethnography, a critical research method, to investigate these aspects of identity as presented in mediated realities, such as web pages, chat rooms, blogs, and webcams.
Category: Social Science

The Sage Handbook Of Gender And Communication

Author : Bonnie J. Dow
ISBN : 9781412904230
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 26.13 MB
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The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication is a vital resource for those seeking to explore the complex interactions of gender and communication. Editors Bonnie J. Dow and Julia T. Wood, together with an illustrious group of contributors, review and evaluate the state of the gender and communication field through the discussion of existing theories and research, as well as through identification of important directions for future scholarship. The first of its kind, this Handbook examines the primary contexts in which gender and communication are shaped, reflected, and expressed: interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric, media, and intercultural/global.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Education Landscapes In The 21st Century

Author : Iris Guske
ISBN : 9781443808873
Genre : Education
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With contributions from scholars and practitioners in the fields of education, literacy, literature, media, communication and cultural studies from all five continents, the present volume focuses on themes of pressing importance in today's globalized community. By giving voice to educators committed to excellence in teaching from primary school to university, the book introduces the reader to a plurality of approaches to, and applications of, up-to-date theories in the fields of cognition, language acquisition, intercultural communication and technology-based distance education, to name but a few. Though situated in a concrete educational context—be it a Chinese EFL-classroom in transition, an online MBA-course offered in post-Communist Romania, or a U.S. university utilizing community elders as a pedagogical tool—each paper was selected on the universal value of its findings, which professionals facing the challenges of 21st century pedagogy will find readily applicable in classrooms worldwide. Since teaching paradigms are strongly culture-bound and influenced by national policies as much as international politics, this book represents a maximum of diversity by including philosophical texts, hands-on research results and articles in the critical discourse tradition, which reflect a number of contentious issues, ranging from the pros and cons of dual-language classrooms to potentially racist literature curricula and the intersection of politics and pedagogy in a post-September 11 world.
Category: Education

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

Author : Molefi Kete Asante
ISBN : 9781135048716
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to the study of culture and communication. In this expanded second edition, editors Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, and Jing Yin bring together thirty-two essential readings for students of cross-cultural, intercultural, and international communication. This stand-out collection aims to broaden and deepen the scope of the field by placing an emphasis on diversity, including work from authors across the globe examining the processes and politics of intercultural communication from critical, historical, and indigenous perspectives. The collection covers a wide range of topics: the emergence and evolution of the field; issues and challenges in cross-cultural and intercultural inquiry; cultural wisdom and communication practices in context; identity and intercultural competence in a multicultural society; the effects of globalization; and ethical considerations. Many readings first appeared outside the mainstream Western academy and offer diverse theoretical lenses on culture and communication practices in the world community. Organized into five themed sections for easy classroom use, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader includes a detailed bibliography that will be a crucial resource for today's students of intercultural communication.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorical Criticism In Communication Studies

Author : Georgina Gabor
ISBN : 9781527505087
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book focuses on seven entries in Carl R. Burgchardt’s Readings in Rhetorical Criticism, to which it adds a complementary effort. While maintaining a strategy of ongoing dialogue with both the prospective reader and the texts under scrutiny, the book acknowledges the author’s privileged moment of essential identification and represents a step out of the limiting frame of the inherently political character of inquiry. This allows the book to present personal narrative about guidance by specific critics such as Edwin Black, Forbes Hill, Karlyn Khors Campbell, Kenneth Burke, William Lewis, and Raymie McKerrow through the labyrinth of “that Leviathan, the public mind” (H. Wichelns). The volume mediates a cross-cultural re-conceptualization of academic writing, more adequately inscribed within the symbolic border between the consolidated American and other fragile profiles of the discipline of Communication Studies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Chinese Communication Theory And Research

Author : Wenshan Jia
ISBN : 1567506550
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 29.33 MB
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Addresses the state of Chinese communication studies, including its achievements, problems, challenges, and potential for advancement in a globalized 21st century.
Category: Business & Economics