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Intercultural Communication By Fred E. Jandt

Intercultural Communication
by Fred E. Jandt

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This comprehensive, user-friendly introduction takes a current approach to cultural differences, and guides the student through the key concepts of communication and culture.
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Intercultural Communication: An Introduction by Fred E. Jandt

In an increasingly diverse society, the necessity for intercultural communication is becoming more apparent. This book is comprehensive, current in its approach to cultural differences and organized clearly. Divided into 21 chapters, the book guides the student through the key concepts of communication and culture with a chapter for each main area such as interpersonal, nonverbal, multicultural and subcultural. While the mainstream cultural divisions are well defined, Fred E Jandt also looks at subcultures and aspects of cultural variance and assimilation such as use of language, immigrant acculturation and sexual preferences.

Much of the material in the book is designed to help students build communication skills with particular emphasis on crossing cultural barriers. The emphasis on experiential learning through student activities is aided by use of the student workbook.

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About Fred E. Jandt

Fred E. Jandt was born of second-generation German immigrants in the multicultural south-central region of Texas. After graduating from Texas Lutheran University and Stephen F. Austin State University, he received his doctorate in communication from Bowling Green State University. He has taught and been a student of intercultural communication for more than 40 years, developing his experience through travel and international training and research projects. While Professor of Communication at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, his reputation as a teacher led to his appointment as SUNY's first director of faculty development. He has retired as Dean of the Palm Desert Campus and Professor of Communication at California State University, San Bernardino, where he was named Outstanding Professor. He has also been a visiting professor at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has extensive experience in the areas of intercultural and international communication, negotiation mediation, and conflict management. He was one of the first scholars to introduce the study of conflict to the communication discipline with his text Conflict Resolution Through Communication (Harper & Row, 1973). He has subsequently published many other titles in this area, including the successful trade books Win-Win Negotiating: Turning Conflict Into Agreement (Wiley, 1985), which has been translated into eight languages, and a casebook on international conflict management, Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases (SAGE, 1996) with Paul B. Pedersen. For several years, he conducted the training workshop "Managing Conflict Productively" for major corporations and government agencies throughout the United States. Jandt continues to train volunteers who are learning to become mediators in the California justice system.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CULTURE AS CONTEXT FOR COMMUNICATION The Dispute over Defining Culture Defining Communication as an Element of Culture Barriers to Intercultural Communication Stereotypes and Prejudice as Barriers PART TWO: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AFFECTING COMMUNICATION Nonverbal Communication Knowing Culture through Language Language as a Barrier Culture's Influence on Perception Culture's Influence on Knowledge PART THREE: CULTURAL PATTERNS AFFECTING COMMUNICATION Women, Family and Children Dimensions of Culture Dominant United States Cultural Patterns Comparative Cultural Patterns A Case Study Contact between Cultures PART FOUR: CULTURES WITHIN CULTURES Immigration and Acculturation Forces against Assimilation Forces to Conform to One Cultural Identity Establishing a Culture Identity and Subgroups PART FIVE: THE FUTURE Multiculturalism Improving Intercultural Communication

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Intercultural Communication: An Introduction by Fred E. Jandt
Fred E. Jandt
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