Introducing intercultural communication: global cultures and by Shuang Liu, Zala Volcic, Cindy Gallois

By Shuang Liu, Zala Volcic, Cindy Gallois

Introducing Intercultural Communication makes use of examples and case experiences from worldwide to situate communique conception in a very worldwide standpoint. overlaying the necessities from foreign clash to migration and social networking, this booklet indicates scholars the best way to grasp the abilities and ideas at paintings in how we converse and comprehend one another throughout cultural obstacles.

Each bankruptcy brings to existence the hyperlinks among concept and perform, and among the worldwide and native, exhibiting you the way to appreciate the impact of your tradition on the way you view your self and others. during this publication:

  • Theory bins aid you use key principles in paintings contexts.
  • Case experiences from eu, chinese language, Australian and American contexts provide you with a very worldwide standpoint.
  • Critical questions assist you to problem your self.
  • A complete bankruptcy supplies sensible easy methods to turn into a good intercultural communicator.
  • Annotated lists of extra studying and loose entry to on-line SAGE magazine articles help you on your learn.
  • A spouse web site (https://study.sagepub.com/liu2e) offers you workout questions, in addition to prolonged studying lists.

This booklet will consultant you to good fortune on your reviews and may train you to develop into a extra serious client of information.

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Aristotle’s Rhetoric was the most influential rhetorical text for thousands of years and had a significant Understanding Communication influence on theories of communication. The model of rhetoric he proposed focuses on three elements in public speaking: (1) ethos, based on the personal character or credibility of the speaker; (2) pathos, based on inducing specific emotions or putting the audience into certain frames of mind; and (3) logos, based on the arguments made in the speech. Rhetorical analysis used to be confined to public speech, but is now also used to interpret mass media products such as those on radio, television, and film.

For migrant groups, however, multiculturalism offers the possibility of maintaining their own culture and still integrating into the host society. Thus, policies of multiculturalism that highlight the importance of recognizing cultural diversity within a common framework, as well as equal opportunities, can lead to inter-ethnic distinctions and threaten social cohesion. The extent to which host nationals allow members of immigrant groups to maintain their own culture and partake in relationships with the dominant cultural group plays an important role in the construction of a truly multicultural society.

Whether we live in a large city like New York, a small Peruvian village like Los Molinos, a remote region like Christmas Island, or a metropolitan city like Cape Town, we all participate in communication. Communication is sharing who we are and what we know. We all share our ideas and feelings with others; however, how we share them with others varies from culture to culture. As our contact with people from other cultures expands, the need for competent intercultural communicators increases. This chapter first explores the multifaceted nature of the concept of communication and then examines its components and characteristics.

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