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Theories in Intercultural Communication

Theories in Intercultural Communication

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328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume provides an up to date overview and assessment of intercultural communication theories. Advancements stimulated by empirical research resulting from the 1983 title in the same series, Intercultural Communication Theory, are reflected in this volume. In addition to revised chapters on such topics as constructivist theory, coordinated management theory, convergence theory, and adaptation in intercultural relationships, a number of new perspectives have been developed, including discussions on intercultural tranformation and network theory. Contributors from UK and Australia serve to broaden the scope. Just as the earlier volume helped to define the field, Theorizing Intercultural Communication is an important contribution pointing to areas of further research, the need for continued refinements of existing approaches, and increased efforts at integration.
Young Kun Kim
On Theorizing Intercultural Communication
Larry E Sarbaugh
A Taxonomic Approach to Intercultural Communication
James L Applegate and Howard E Sypher
A Constructivist Theory of Communication and Culture
Vernon E Cronen, Victoria Chen, and W Barnett Pearce
Coordinated Management of Meaning
A Critical Theory

Mary Jane Collier and Milt Thomas
Cultural Identity
An Interpretive Perspective

William B Gudykunst
Uncertainty and Anxiety
Cynthia Gallois, Arlene Franklyn-Stokes, Howard Giles, and Nikolas Coupland
Communication Accommodation in Intercultural Encounters
Joseph P Forgas
Episode Representations in Intercultural Communication
Stella Ting-Toomey
Intercultural Conflict Styles
A Face-Negotiation Theory

June Ock Yum
Network Theory in Intercultural Communication
Huber W Ellingsworth
A Theory of Adaptation in Intercultural Dyads
D Lawrence Kincaid
The Convergence Theory and Intercultural Communication
Young Kun Kim and Brent D Ruben
Intercultural Transformation
A Systems Theory


Young Yun Kim

William B. Gudykunst

William B. Gudykunst (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1977) is Professor of Speech Communication at the College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton. Bill has written and edited numerous works for SAGE, including the Handbook of Intercultural and International Communication, 2/e, and Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication, 3/e as well as the best-selling introductory undergraduate texts Building Bridges: Interpersonal Skills for a Changing World (Houghton Mifflin) and Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication, 3/e (McGraw-Hill). He is extremely well known in the discipline and is... More About Author