Books on intercultural communication are rarely written with an intercultural readership in mind. In contrast, this multinational team of authors has put together an introduction to communicating across cultures that uses examples and case studies from around the world. The book further covers essential new topics, including international conflict, social networking, migration, and the effects technology and mass media play in the globalization of communication. Written to be accessible for international students too, this text situates communication theory in a truly global perspective.
Each chapter brings to life the links between theory and practice and between the global and the local, introducing key theories and their practical applications. Along the way, you will be supported with first-rate learning resources, including:
- theory corners with concise, boxed-out digests of key theoretical concepts
- case illustrations putting the main points of each chapter into context
- learning objectives, discussion questions, key terms and further reading framing each chapter and stimulating further discussion
- a companion website containing resources for instructors, including multiple choice questions, presentation slides, exercises and activities, and teaching notes.
This book will not merely guide you to success in your studies, but will teach you to become a more critical consumer of information and understand the influence of your own culture on how you view yourself and others.