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Intercultural Communication

An advanced resource book for students

By Adrian Holliday, John Kullman, Martin Hyde

© 2004 – Routledge

256 pages

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pub: 2004-06-24
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About the Book

Intercultural Communication:

  • introduces the key theories of intercultural communication
  • explores ways in which people communicate within and across social groups
  • is built around three themes – identity, otherization and representation – which are followed and developed over the book's three sections
  • gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: James Paul Gee, James P. Lantolf, Les Back, Richard Dyer, Jacques Derrida, and Alastair Pennycook.

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'This book is a useful reminder that culture is constructed, perpetuated and changed through small acts of communication in everyday life. It offers a clear, practical methodology for escaping the essentialization of people, behaviors and events … Most enjoyable are the illustrative anecdotes of intercultural (mis)communication presented for analysis and interpretation.'Claire Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Table of Contents

Section A: Introduction 1: Identity Unit 1: People Like me Unit 2: Artefacts of Culture Unit 3: Identity Card 2. Otherization Unit 4: Communication is About not Presuming Unit 5: Cultural Dealing Unit 6: Power and Language 3. Representation Unit 7: Cultural Refugee Unit 8: Complex Images Disciplines for Intercultural Communication Section B: Extension Unit 1: 'Culture' and 'Community' in Everyday Discourse Unit 2: 'Culture': Definitions and Perspectives 1: Identity Unit 3: - Identity as a Personal Project Unit 4: Globalization and Identity Unit 5:Discourse, Identity, and Culture Unit 6: Identity and Language Learning Unit 7: Identity, Community and the Internet 2: Otherization Unit 8: Otherization: Focus on Japan Unit 9: Images of the Other: 'Listen to the Image Speak' Unit 10: Absence and Invisibility in Otherization White Unit 11: The Other and the Tourist Gaze Unit 12: 'Undemonizing' 3: Representation Unit 13: Representation in the Mass Media: The Case of 'Asylum Seekers' Unit 14: Representation: Sport and Stereotyping in the Mass Media Unit 15: The Representation of Identity: Personality and its Social Construction Unit 16: Cultural Constructs Individualism and Collectivism Section C: Exploration 1: Identity Unit 1: The Story of the Self Unit 2: Becoming the Self Through Defining the Other Unit 3: Undoing Cultural Fundamentalism Unit 4: Investigating Discourse and Power Unit 5: Locality and Transcendence of Locality: Factors in Identity Formation 2: Otherization Unit 6: Otherization Unit 7: As you Speak Therefore you Are Unit 8: The 'Located' S

About the Series

Routledge Applied Linguistics

Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resourcebooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study of English applied linguistics and language.
Each book carefully guides the reader 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 responses.
Throughout the books, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General