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Ferment in the Intercultural Field
Axiology/Value/Praxis

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June 2003 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ferment in the Intercultural Field: Axiology/Value/Praxis, Volume 26 of The International and Intercultural Communication Annual examines how the field of intercultural communication has encouraged new techniques in the area of research. Editors William J. Starosta and Guo-Ming Chen, along with a diverse group of distinguished contributors, recall the 1983 topical issue of The Journal of Communication that reported a critical turn and a shift of paradigms in communication research.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Section I: Toward a Fifth Moment in Intercultural Communication Research
William J. Starosta and Guo-Ming Chen
1. "Ferment," an Ethic of Caring, and the Corrective Power of Dialogue
Rueyling Chuang
2. A Postmodern Critique of Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication Research: Contesting Essentialism, Postivist Dualism, and Eurocentricity
 
Section II: Ethics and Axiology in Intercultural Communication
W. F. Santiago-Valles
3. Intercultural Communication as a Social Problem in a Globalized Context: Ethics of Praxis Research Techniques
Andrew R. Smith
4. Discord in Intercultural Negotiation: Toward an Ethic of Communicability
 
Section III: Cultural Communication in Historical Context
Steven C. Combs and Kerry A. Causey
5. Communication Markers of At-Risk Southeast Asian Refugee Youth
Marouf Hasian, Jr.
6. Academic Witnessing, French Cultures, and the Echoes of Holocaust Memories
 
Section IV: Identity Negotiation in Dealings with the Other
Ronald L. Jackson, II and Katherine Simpson
7. White Positionalities and Cultural Contracts: Critiquing Entitlement, Theorizing, and Exploring the Negotiation of White Identities
Chang In Shin and Ronald L. Jackson, II
8. A Review of Identity Reserach in Communication Theory: Re-conceptualizing Cultural Identity
 
Section V: On Alternative Centrisms
Yoshitaka Miike
9. Beyond Eurocentrism in the Intercultural Field: Searching for an Asiacentric Paradigm
William J. Starosta and Guo-Ming Chen
10. On Theorizing Difference: Culture as Centrism
 
Index
 
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William J. Starosta

William J. Starosta (Ph.D., Intercultural Communication, Indiana University,) teaches coursework in intercultural communication, qualitative research, and rhetoric. He has held elective office in two professional societies. He is founding editor of the Howard Journal of Communications and presently researches inter-ethnic conflict, intercultural rhetoric, and intercultural communication theory. More About Author

Guo-Ming Chen

Guo-Ming Chen (Ph.D., Kent State University; M.A., University of New Mexico; B.A., Chinese Culture University) was the recipient of the 1987 Outstanding Dissertation Award presented by the SCA International and Intercultural Communication Division. His primary research interests are in intercultural/organizational communication, including the areas of global communication, communication competence, conflict management, and cultural values and language. In addition to serving as an editorial board member of different professional journals, Dr. Chen has published numerous articles and edited and co-authored several books and special issues... More About Author

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