Communication Between Cultures 9th Edition by Larry A. Samovar, ISBN-13: 978-1285444628


Communication Between Cultures 9th Edition by Larry A. Samovar, ISBN-13: 978-1285444628

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  • Publisher: ‎ Cengage Learning; 9th edition (January 1, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 432 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1285444620
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1285444628

Emphasizing the roles that family, religion, and history play in intercultural communication, COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES, 9E helps you increase your understanding and appreciation of different cultures while developing practical skills for improving your communication with people from other cultures. Bringing chapter concepts to life, the text is packed with the latest research and compelling examples that help you take a look at your own assumptions, perceptions, and cultural biases so you can see the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The ninth edition also includes insightful discussions of the impact of globalization, a new chapter on intercultural communication competence, and extensive coverage of new technology.

Table of Contents:

Brief Contents
Ch 1: Intercultural Communication: A Requirement for the Interdependent Global Society
The Interdependent Global Society
The Requirement for Intercultural Cooperation
Developing Intercultural Awareness
Preview of the Book
Ch 1: Summary
Ch 1: Activities
Ch 1: Concepts and Questions
Ch 2: Communication and Culture: The Voice and the Echo
Human Communication
The Uses of Communication
Defining Human Communication
The Ingredients of Human Communication
Components of Human Communication
Developing Intercultural Competence
Ch 2: Summary
Ch 2: Activities
Ch 2: Concepts and Questions
Ch 3: The Deep Structure of Culture: Lessons from the Family
Ch 3: Introduction
The Deep Structure of Culture
Ch 3: Summary
Ch 3: Activities
Ch 3: Concepts and Questions
Ch 4: Worldview: Cultural Explanations of Life and Death
Ch 4: Introduction
Worldview and Culture
Manifestations of Worldview
Constructs of Worldviews
Religion and Human Behavior
Selecting Religious Traditions for Study
Common Elements of Religion
Developing Religious Tolerance
Ch 4: Summary
Ch 4: Activities
Ch 4: Concepts and Questions
Ch 5: Cultural History: Precursor to the Present and Future
History’s Influence
U.S. History
Russian History
Chinese History
Japanese History
Indian History
Mexican History
Historical Overview of Islamic Civilization
Developing Historical Memory Competency for Intercultural Communication Interactions
Ch 5: Summary
Ch 5: Activities
Ch 5: Concepts and Questions
Ch 6: Cultural Values: Road Maps for Behavior
Ch 6: Introduction
Perception’s Influence
Beliefs, Values, and Behaviors
Understanding Cultural Patterns
Choosing Cultural Patterns
Applying Cultural Patterns
Other Cultural Pattern Typologies
Face and Facework
Cultural Patterns and Communication
Developing Cultural Value Awareness
Ch 6: Summary
Ch 6: Activities
Ch 6: Concepts and Questions
Ch 7: Culture and Identity: Situating the Individual
Ch 7: Introduction
Identity: Defining the Concept
The Influence of Identity
Examining Social Identities
Identity Acquisition and Development
Establishing and Enacting Cultural Identity
Globalization and Cultural Identity
Competency and Identity in Intercultural Interactions
Ch 7: Summary
Ch 7: Activities
Ch 7: Concepts and Questions
Ch 8: Verbal Messages: Exchanging Ideas Through Language
Functions of Language
What Is Language?
Language and Culture
Ch 8: Summary
Ch 8: Activities
Ch 8: Concepts and Questions
Ch 9: Nonverbal Communication: The Messages of Action, Space, Time, and Silence
Ch 9: Introduction
Defining Nonverbal Communication
Intentional and Unintentional Messages
Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
The Functions of Nonverbal Communication
Studying Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication and Culture
Classifications of Nonverbal Communication
Developing Nonverbal Communication Competency
Ch 9: Summary
Ch 9: Activities
Ch 9: Concepts and Questions
Ch 10: Intercultural Communication in Contexts: Applications in Business, Education, and Healthcare
Culture and Context
Assumptions Grounding Communication Contexts
International Communication in Contexts
Education in the Globalized Society
Healthcare in a Multicultural Context
Developing Intercultural Communication Competence in Contexts
Ch 10: Summary
Ch 10: Activities
Ch 10: Concepts and Questions
Ch 11: The Challenges of Intercultural Communication: Managing Differences
Intercultural Communication in a Dynamic World
Entering Another Culture
Ethical Considerations
A Final Appeal
Ch 11: Summary
Ch 11: Activities
Ch 11: Concepts and Questions

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