There has been an increased interest in both intercultural and international communication, as well as ethical aspects of such interactions. In spite of this, there are no books which address this specific subject matter beyond limited surveys of different types or forms of ethics, or attempted comparisons between various ethical or value systems.
This book intends to engage readers rather than trying to teach them about ethics or how to be ethical. It is questionable that ethics can be taught as academic subject matter, or that such instructions will result in meaningful applications in the daily lives of students. By considering specific challenges affecting ethical behavior in various intercultural and international interactions, and by suggesting interactive, dialogic behavioral models as well as examples, the authors seek to create an atmosphere of involvement and discussion which will lead researchers to consider the ethics undergirding their own lives, as well as any resulting ethical or unethical practices.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword. Dedication. Introduction. Part I: Ethics and Intercultural Communication. B.J. Hall, Culture, Ethics, and Communication. D. Elliott, Case Study: The Great Hanshin Earthquake. L. Steiner, A Feminist Schema for Analysis of Ethical Dilemmas. F.L. Casmir, Ethics, Culture and Communication: An Application of the Third-Culture Building Model to International and Intercultural Communication. Part II: Ethics and International Communication. S.R. Olson, Encountering the Other: Ethics and the Role of Media in International and Intercultural Communication. C.B. Pratt, F. Ogundimu, A Developing-Region-Based Model of Proto-Norms for International and Intercultural Communication. S. Deetz, D. Cohen, P.P. Edley, Toward a Dialogic Ethic in the Context of International Business Organization. G. Belay, Ethics in International Interaction: Perspectives on Diplomacy and Negotiation.
"The thoughts and suggestions are timely both because of the burgeoning global economy and because of the need for an ethical perspective in intercultural/international relations....This book is a fascinating 'must-read' for anyone connected in any way to fund raising."
—The Journal of Educational Relations