Intercultural Communication in Contexts (5th Edition) by Judith Martin, Thomas Nakayama

By Judith Martin, Thomas Nakayama

This renowned textual content addresses the middle concerns and issues of intercultural communique through integrating 3 varied views: the social mental, the interpretive, and the serious. The dialectical framework, built-in during the booklet, is used as a lens to ascertain the connection of those learn traditions. this article is exclusive in its emphasis at the value of histories, pop culture, and identities. the hot variation gains elevated dialogue on globalization, computer-mediated applied sciences, and the position of faith in international and family contexts and the way they relate to intercultural conversation.

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Some African Americans resent the economic success of recent Korean immigrants—a reaction that reflects a typical historical pattern. The conflict may also be due to the pattern of settlement that results in cultural enclaves. Immigration and Economic Classes Some of the conflict may be related to the economic disparity that exists among these different groups. To understand this disparity, we need to look at issues of economic class. Most Americans are reluctant to admit that a class structure exists and even more reluctant to admit how difficult it is to move up in this structure.

Understand the difference among a universalistic, a relativist, and a dialogic approach to the study of ethics and intercultural communication. 7. Identify and describe three characteristics of an ethical student of culture. indd 3 1/12/09 11:12:58 AM Confirming Pages 4 Part 1 / Foundations of Intercultural Communication When I was back home [Kuwait], before I came to the United States to go to college, I knew all about my culture and about my religion. However, I did not really know what other people from the other world [United States] think of Middle Eastern people or Muslims in general.

These different worldviews can sometimes lead to prejudices and stereotypes. S. popular culture. Political scientist Ali Muzrui (2001) describes Islam as the “ultimate negative ‘Other’ to the Christian tradition” and laments the rising tide of “Islamophobia” (fear of Islam and the hostility toward it). He lists the contrasting stereotypes: Whereas Christianity is supposed to be peace loving, Islam is portrayed as fostering holy war ( Jihad). Whereas Christianity liberates women, Islam enslaves them.

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