Intercultural Communication: Building Relationships and Skills provides clear explanations of relevant communication theories and practical advice for improving communication skills. This text is designed to introduce students to the most important concepts, theories, and strategies related to intercultural communication. It enables students to establish and maintain satisfying relationships with people from other countries and cultures.
Intercultural Communication presents topics among 10 chapters:
- Chapters 1-3 provide a solid foundation for understanding intercultural communication.
- Chapters 4 & 5 help students come to an understanding of who they are and their culture and co-cultures influence and form personal identities.
- Chapter 6-9 are skill-centered.
- Chapter 10 presents advice about intercultural communication in very specific contexts (travel, education, health care, and romantic relationships).
The accompanying workbook provides reading guides, journal assignments, activity sheets, and self-tests. Students are able to check their basic understanding of the concepts and theories presented in the textbook while analyzing and evaluating their own intercultural communication strengths and weaknesses.
About the Authors
Chapter 1 Foundations of Intercultural Communication
Chapter 2 Appreciating Both Sameness and Difference
Chapter 3 Values and Worldviews
Chapter 4 History vs. Histories
Chapter 5 Our Multifaceted Selves
Chapter 6 Verbal Communication
Chapter 7 Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 8 Adaptation and Empathy
Chapter 9 Approaches to Conflict
Chapter 10 Intercultural Communication Across Contexts