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Intercultural Communication

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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'

About the Author

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.


"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 Petric, 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

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