1st Edition

Global Perspectives on Intercultural Communication

Edited By Stephen M. Croucher Copyright 2017
    386 Pages
    by Routledge

    386 Pages
    by Routledge

    What is intercultural communication? How does perspective shape a person’s definition of the key tenets of the term and the field? These are the core questions explored by this accessible global introduction to intercultural communication. Each chapter explores the topic from a different geographic, religious, theoretical, and/or methodological perspective, with an emphasis on non-Western approaches, including Buddhist, South American, Muslim, and Chinese perspectives. Featuring the voices of a range of international contributors, this new textbook presents the full breadth of diverse approaches to intercultural communication and showcases the economic, political, and cultural/societal needs for and benefits of communicative competence.

    Section 1 – What is Intercultural Communication

    Chapter 1 – Why Intercultural Communication? (Stephen Croucher, Massey University)

    Chapter 2 – Intercultural Communication in South America (Javier Protzel, Universidade del


    Chapter 3 – Intercultural Communication: A European Perspective (João Caetano,

    Universidade Aberta)

    Chapter 4 – Intercultural Communication in South Africa (Sabihah Moola and Babalwa

    Sibango - The University of South Africa- UNISA

    Chapter 5 – Intercultural Communication: A West African Perspective (Elvis Ngwayuh,

    University of Jyväskylä)

    Chapter 6 – Intercultural Communication: An Israeli Perspective (Yuval Karniel & Amit

    Lavie Dinur – The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya)

    Chapter 7 – Intercultural Communication: An Iranian Perspective (Nourollah Zarrinabadi –

    University of Isfahan)

    Chapter 8 – Intercultural Communication: A Chinese Perspective (JIANG Fei - Chinese

    Academy of Social Sciences)

    Chapter 9 – Intercultural Communication: A Korean Perspective (Young-Ok Lee - Kyung

    Hee University)

    Chapter 10 – Intercultural Communication: A Japanese Perspective (Jiro Takai - Nagoya


    Chapter 11 – Intercultural Communication: An Australian Perspective (Terry Flew –

    Queensland University of Technology)

    Chapter 12 – Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective (Janie Harden Fritz –

    Duquesne University)

    Chapter 13 – Intercultural Communication: A Muslim Perspective (Hassan Abu Bakar and

    Munif Zarirruddin Fikri Nordin - Universiti Utara Malaysia)

    Chapter 14 – Intercultural Communication: A Buddhist Perspective (Tenzin Dorjee -

    California State University, Fullerton)

    Section 2 – Culture

    Chapter 15 – Cultures and Values in Intercultural Communication (Stephen Croucher,

    Massey University)

    Section 3 – Theoretical Domains

    Chapter 16 – Identity and Intercultural Communication (Stephen Croucher, Massey University)

    Chapter 17 – Language and Intercultural Communication (Todd Sandel, University of


    Chapter 18 – Intercultural Communication and Relationships (Chia-Fang (Sandy) Hsu –

    University of Wyoming)

    Chapter 19 – Culture and Conflict (Dale Hample & Mengqi Zhan - University of Maryland)

    Chapter 20 – Intercultural Adaptation (Gina Barker, Liberty University)

    Section 4 – Intercultural Contexts

    Chapter 21 – Intercultural Communication Competence (Carmencita Del Villar - University

    of the Philippines)

    Chapter 22 – Intercultural Communication and Organizations (Chin-Chung Chao –University

    of Nebraska-Omaha, & Dexin Tian – Yangzhou University)

    Chapter 23 – Intercultural Communication and Health (Diyako Rahmani & Cheng Zeng –

    University of Jyväskylä

    Section 5 – Conclusion

    Chapter 24 – The Bases for Intercultural Communication in a Digital Era (Shiv Ganesh,

    Mingsheng Li, & Franco Vaccarino, Massey University)


    Stephen Croucher is a Professor and Head of the School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing at Massey University in New Zealand. He researches immigrant cultural adaptation, religion and communication, statistics, and conflict. He has also explored how religion influences communication behaviors. He has authored more than 90 journal articles and book chapters, and authored/co-edited eight books.

    "A refreshing and important departure from current textbooks on intercultural communication, Global Perspectives on Intercultural Communication is truly global and authentically intercultural, with chapter authors and scholarship representing many world regions." –Robert Shuter, Arizona State University

    "Global Perspectives on Intercultural Communication blends essays on the experience and study of communication from authors in areas and religions around the world with detailed chapters on topics such as identity, language, adaptation, and health, touching throughout on new media. This unique combination makes this an ideal text for global students of intercultural communication." –John Baldwin, Illinois State University