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Intercultural Communication
An Advanced Resource Book for Students





ISBN 9781138183636
Published October 23, 2016 by Routledge
344 Pages

 
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Book Description

Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics.

Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline.

• Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers’ techniques of analysis through practical application.

• Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field.

• Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses.

Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader’s understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.

This highly-successful text introduces and explores the dynamic area of intercultural communication, and the updated third edition features:

• new readings by Prue Holmes, Fred Dervin, Lei Guo and Summer Harlow, Miriam Sobré-Denton and Nilaniana Bardham, which reflect the most recentdevelopments in the field

• refreshed and expanded examples and exercises including new material on the world of business, radicalisation and cultural fundamentalism

• extended discussion of topics which include cutting-edge material on cosmopolitanism, immigrants’ intercultural communication and cultural travel

• revised further reading.

Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Intercultural Communication, Third edition provides an essential textbook for advanced students studying this topic.

Table of Contents

Introduction

SECTION A: INTRODUCTION – DEFINING CONCEPTS

THEME 1 IDENTITY
Unit A1.1 People like me
Unit A1.2 Artefacts of culture
Unit A1.3 Identity card

THEME 2 ADDRESSING THE OTHER

Unit A2.1 Communication is about not presuming
Unit A2.2 Cultural dealing
Unit A2.3 Power and discourse

THEME 3 REPRESENTATION
Unit A3.1 Cultural refugee
Unit A3.2 Complex images
Unit A3.3 The paradoxes of institutional life
Unit A3.4 Disciplines for intercultural communication

SECTION B: EXTENSION

INTRODUCTION
Unit B0.1 ‘Culture’ and ‘community’ in everyday discourse
Unit B0.2 ‘Culture’ – Definitions and perspectives
Unit B0.3 Current and previous approaches to the study of intercultural communication

THEME 1 IDENTITY
Unit B1.1 Identity as a personal project
Unit B1.2 Globalization, cosmopolitanism and identity
Unit B1.3 Discourse and identity
Unit B1.4 Discourse, identity and intercultural communication
Unit B1.5 Identity and language learning

THEME 2 OTHERING
Unit B2.1 Othering – Focus on Japan
Unit B2.2 Images of the Other
Unit B2.3 Power and the Other in intercultural communication
Unit B2.4 Power and the Other in educational contexts
Unit B2.5 The Other and the tourist gaze

THEME 3 REPRESENTATION
Unit B3.1 The representation of identity: Personality and its social construction
Unit B3.2 Social constructionism and social representations
Unit B3.3 Representation in the media – The case of ‘asylum seekers’
Unit B3.4 Representation of identity online
Unit B3.5 Cultural constructs in business and intercultural training
Unit B3.6 Challenging cultural constructs in intercultural training and ducation

SECTION C: EXPLORATION

THEME 1 IDENTITY
Unit C1.1 The story of the self
Unit C1.2 Becoming the self by defining the Other
Unit C1.3 Undoing cultural fundamentalism
Unit C1.4 Investigating discourse and power
Unit C1.5 Locality and transcendence of locality: Factors in identity formation

THEME 2 OTHERING
Unit C2.1 Othering
Unit C2.2 ‘As you speak, therefore you are’
Unit C2.3 The ‘located’ self
Unit C2.4 Integrating the Other
Unit C2.5 ‘Are you what you are supposed to be?’

THEME 3 REPRESENTATION
Unit C3.1 ‘You are, therefore I am’
Unit C3.2 ‘Schemas’: fixed or flexible?
Unit C3.3 ‘What’s underneath?’
Unit C3.4 ‘Manufacturing the self’
Unit C3.5 ‘Minimal clues lead to big conclusions’

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Author(s)

Biography

Adrian Holliday is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

John Kullman is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of English and Language Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Martin Hyde is Director of Operations for Student Recruitment and Events at PlattForm Education UK.

Reviews

"Intercultural Communication constitutes a comprehensive resource for students with a solid understanding of the field, who seek to expand their basic knowledge. Beyond revisiting, discussing and problematizing intercultural theory, it also provides thorough guidance from conceptual comprehension and awareness building to critical self-reflection and practical application. I would recommend this book for all students who are ready to engage with intercultural communication on a deeper, more complex level."
Stefanie Stadler, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

"The third edition of this widely popular resource book for the study of intercultural communication effectively incorporates recent theoretical developments in this dynamic field through carefully selected new readings, topics, examples and references. The book remains a key source for exploring a wide range of aspects of culture and communication in our increasingly complex world. Students and lecturers will find both the material and the format engaging and inspiring."
Bojana Petrić, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

"This volume draws on contemporary theory and scholarship in applied sociology, psychology, and discourse and media studies to promote insights into the dynamics of intercultural experience and representation. With abundant current resources and engaging activities, it is sure to inspire lively discussion and illuminating reflections about processes shaping intercultural communication."
Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University, USA