Bridging Differences

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761929371
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.

Culture and Interpersonal Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780803929456
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The authors examine the theoretical influence of culture on interpersonal communication. They provide a framework for guiding future, and for interpreting past, research in the field. Because cross-cultural comparisons of interpersonal communication must be theoretically based, culture must be treated as a variable in research. This concept is presented in the first two chapters and then applied to specific areas of research. Previous research is reinterpreted in the light of this concept, and explanations are provided on how culture has influenced specific areas such as situational factors, verbal and nonverbal communication styles, interpersonal and intergroup relationships.

Communication in Personal Relationships Across Cultures

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803946729
Format: PDF, ePub
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This innovative book contains studies of personal relationships from a variety of non-western cultures, and leaves behind the western biases that are typical of most research and theorizing done in this expanding area. Chapters focus on personal communication practices in countries including Iran, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea. The editors cover the major theories that explain communication across cultures through both emic and etic approaches, by examining how members of a culture understand their own communication, and by comparing specific aspects of communication across cultures. They also suggest areas for future research.

Bridging Japanese North American Differences

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803948358
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In this volume, Gudykunst applies his world-renowned approach to intercultural communication to the specifics of Japanese//North American communication. After laying out the basic theories of intercultural communication, the authors explain the similarities and differences in patterns of communication in Japan and the United States. They then demonstrate how an understanding of these contrasting patterns can help Japanese and North Americans communicate more effectively. By examining issues such as attitudes and stereotypes, ways to deepen the understanding of Japanese behaviour are suggested. Also discussed are the factors that influence motivation, knowledge and skills to increase communication effectiveness.

Theorizing About Intercultural Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761927492
Format: PDF
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In Theorizing About Intercultural Communication, editor William B. Gudykunst brings together key theories that have shaped and influenced human intercultural communication. This text provides an excellent overview of the major theories currently in use and examines how these theories will also support the foundation for future research in this area. Contributors to this text include individuals who actually developed the theories covered in the book. Each contributor highlights the evolution, development, and application of the theory to provide a thorough and contemporary view of the field.

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761920420
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This book examines Asian American ethnicity and communication, looking at: immigration patterns, ethnic institutions, family patterns, and ethnic and cultural identities. William Gudykunst focuses on how communication is similar and different among Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. Where applicable, similarities and differences in communication between Asian Americans and European Americans are also examined. Gudykunst concludes with a discussion of the role of communication in Asian immigrants' acculturation to the United States.

Cross Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761929000
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This book has the chapters from the Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition relating to the structure and growth of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. With an expanded forward by William Gudykunst it is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of communications studies.

Communication culture and organizational processes

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803924284
Format: PDF
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The theme of Volume 9 of the series is the influence of culture on organizational processes. It includes a general discussion of cultural approaches to studying organizations, cultural codes in organizational settings, and stereotypes and schemata. Individual chapters examine the role of culture in conflict, negotiation, and decision-making processes in organizational settings. The volume is generally theoretical in its approach, and includes several new conceptual schemes and suggested directions for future research.

Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761920908
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This Second Edition illustrates how the field is composed and looks at how it has grown. The four parts examine cross-cultural communication; intercultural communication; international communication; and development communication. Each part begins with a chapter on theories and closes with one on issues. This Edition is thoroughly revised and reorganized with expanded coverage of international, development, and cross-cultural communication and new chapters.