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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

By: Molefi Kete Asante(Editor), Yoshitaka Miike(Editor), Jing Yin(Editor)
586 pages, 1 b/w photo, 3 b/w illustrations, 7 tables
Publisher: Routledge
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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to the study of culture and communication. In this expanded second edition, editors Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, and Jing Yin bring together thirty-two essential readings for students of cross-cultural, intercultural, and international communication. This stand-out collection aims to broaden and deepen the scope of the field by placing an emphasis on diversity, including work from authors across the globe examining the processes and politics of intercultural communication from critical, historical, and indigenous perspectives.

The collection covers a wide range of topics: the emergence and evolution of the field; issues and challenges in cross-cultural and intercultural inquiry; cultural wisdom and communication practices in context; identity and intercultural competence in a multicultural society; the effects of globalization; and ethical considerations. Many readings first appeared outside the mainstream Western academy and offer diverse theoretical lenses on culture and communication practices in the world community. Organized into five themed sections for easy classroom use, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader includes a detailed bibliography that will be a crucial resource for today's students of intercultural communication.


Introduction: New Directions for Intercultural Communication Research Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, & Jing Yin

Part I:The Emergence and Evolution of Intercultural Communication
Chapter 1. Notes in the History of Intercultural Communication: The Foreign Service Institute and the Mandate for Intercultural Training Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Chapter 2. The Evolution of International Communication as a Field of Study: A Personal Reflection Gary R. Weaver
Chapter 3. The Centrality of Culture in the 20th and 21st Centuries Robert Shuter
Chapter 4. Theories of Culture and Communication Bradford 'J' Hall
Chapter 5. Mapping Cultural Communication Research: 1960s to the Present Ronald L. Jackson II
Chapter 6. Sojourning through Intercultural Communication: A Retrospective William J. Starosta

Part II: Issues and Challenges in Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Inquiry
Chapter 7. Afrocentricity: Toward a New Understanding of African Thought in the World Molefi Kete Asante
Chapter 8. The Asiacentric Turn in Asian Communication Studies: Shifting Paradigms and Changing Perspectives Yoshitaka Miike
Chapter 9. Indigenous and Authentic: Hawaiian Epistemology and the Triangulation of Meaning Manulani Aluli-Meyer
Chapter 10. The Four Seasons of Ethnography: A Creation-Centered Ontology for Ethnography Sarah Amira de la Garza
Chapter 11. Encounters in the Third Space: Links between Intercultural Communication Theories and Postcolonial Approaches Britta Kalscheuer
Chapter 12. Thinking Dialectically about Culture and Communication Judith N. Martin & Thomas K. Nakayama

Part III: Cultural Wisdom and Communication Practices in Context
Chapter 13. Nommo, Kawaida, and Communicative Practice: Bringing Good into the World Maulana Karenga
Chapter 14. Ubuntu in South Africa: A Sociolinguistic Perspective to a Pan-African Concept Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu
Chapter 15. Communication and Cultural Settings: An Islamic Perspective Hamid Mowlana
Chapter 16. The Functions of Silence in India: Implications for Intercultural Communication Research Nemi C. Jain & Anuradha Matukumalli
Chapter 17. Language and Words: Communication in the Analects of Confucius Hui-Ching Chang
Chapter 18. The Two Faces of Chinese Communication Guo-Ming Chen

Part IV: Identity, Multiculturalism, and Intercultural Competence
Chapter 19. Popular Culture and Public Imaginary: Disney vs. Chinese Stories of Mulan Jing Yin
Chapter 20. The Mexican Diaspora: A Critical Examination of Signifiers Susana Rinderle
Chapter 21. The Masculine-Feminine Construct in Cross-Cultural Research: The Emergence of a Transcendent Global Culture James W. Chesebro, David T. McMahan, Preston Russett, Eric J. Schumacher, & Junliang Wu
Chapter 22. Encounters with the "Other": Personal Notes for a Reconceptualization of Intercultural Communication Competence Gust A. Yep
Chapter 23. Applying a Critical Metatheoretical Approach to Intercultural Relations: The Case of U.S.-Japanese Communication. William Kelly
Chapter 24. Superheroes in Shanghai: Constructing Transnational Western Men's Identities Phiona Stanley
Chapter 25. Beyond Multicultural Man: Complexities of Identity Lise M. Sparrow
Chapter 26. Moving the Discourse on Identities in Intercultural Communication: Structure, Culture, and Resignifications S. Lily Mendoza, Rona T. Halualani, & Jolanta A. Drzewiecka

Part V: Globalization and Ethical Issues in Intercultural Relations
Chapter 27. Ethnic Discourse and the New World Dysorder: A Communitarian Perspective Majid Tehranian
Chapter 28. The Hegemony of English and Strategies for Linguistic Pluralism: Proposing the Ecology of Language Paradigm Yukio Tsuda
Chapter 29. Languages and Tribal Sovereignty: Whose Language Is It Anyway? Rebecca Blum Martinez
Chapter 30. Development and Communication in Sri Lanka: A Buddhist Approach Wimal Dissanayake
Chapter 31. Global Village vs. Gandhian Villages: A Viable Vision Kuruvilla Pandikattu
Chapter 32. The Context of Dialogue: Globalization and Diversity Tu Weiming Appendix: Intercultural Communication as a Field of Study: A Selected Bibliography of Theory and Research Yoshitaka Miike

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Molefi Kete Asante is Professor of African American Studies at Temple University. He is the author of over 75 books including The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony and The African American People: A Global History.

Yoshitaka Miike is Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication at the University of Hawai'i, Hilo. He is Vice-Chair (2012-2013) and Chair (2013-2014) of the National Communication Association's International and Intercultural Communication Division.

Jing Yin is Associate Professor of International Communication at the University of Hawai'i, Hilo, and a Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies.

By: Molefi Kete Asante(Editor), Yoshitaka Miike(Editor), Jing Yin(Editor)
586 pages, 1 b/w photo, 3 b/w illustrations, 7 tables
Publisher: Routledge
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"Shaking free from the predominant Eurocentric view of culture, this book helps us see culture in its true diversity by taking us around the world. And what an exciting journey it is! This book will be a must-read for any serious scholar of intercultural communication or, indeed, anyone interested in how cultures shape the way we understand the world around us."
– Michael L. Hecht, Distinguished Professor of Communication, Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

"This anthology is intelligently selected and intellectually interconnected. It features broad perspectives, crossing boundaries of the previous framework of intercultural communication studies. This new terrain will open students' eyes and expand their field of inquiry."
– Jensen Chung, Professor of Communication Studies, San Francisco State University

"In this fascinating wide-ranging new edition, Asante, Miike, and Yin convincingly tell us some of the best things – both theoretical and performative – that are crucial in shaping intercultural communication globally. This is an invaluable book, and a must-read." 
– Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana University and President of the World Communication Association

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