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Transcultural Realities

Transcultural Realities
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Relations

August 2001 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This text challenges the quantitative, social science perspective on intercultural communication by examining critical issues from diverse perspectives. Key topics include historical and religious perspectives; racial and ethnic issues; cross-cultural adaptation; and methods of researching `other' cultures.

The book:

· Takes a more criticalltural worldview of intercultural communication.

· Includes some of the major thinkers of the contemporary times, including Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama, Anthony Monteiro, and Ali Mazrui.

The book is constructed so that professors and students of any cultural group might use it.

Transculture: An Introduction
1. Perspectives on Human Communication: Implications for Transculture Theory
2. Transculture Communication in U.S. - Africa Context: Can It Help Africa's Emerging National Development?
3. Towards Transcultural Understanding: A Harmony Theory of Chinese Communication
4. Transcultural Realities and Different Ways of Knowing
5. The Effects of Computer-Mediated Communication on Transculturalism
6. Historical Struggles Between Islamic and Christian Worldviews: An Interpretation
7. A Historiographical Survey of the Determinants of the North-South Divide in Sudan
8. An Analysis of Discourse on the Spoken and Written Words: A Historical Comparison of European and African Views
9. Multiple Identities: The Case of Biracial Children
10. Culturally-Based Conception of the Black Self-Concept
11. Communication and Social Scientific Discourse: Towards an Understanding of the Dubosian Perspective
12. Social Cognition and Racial Stereotyping in Television: Consequences for Transculturalism
13. Intercultural Adaptation: A Stranger But Not Strange
14. The Impact of Cultural Dynamics on the Newcomer to the Organizational Environment
15. Research and Training in Cross-cultural Re-adjustment: Recommendations for Advancements
16. Toward and Ethic of Intercultural Communication Research
17. Afrocentric Empiricism: A Model for Communication Research in Africa
18. Frameworks for Assessing contact as a Tool for Reducing Prejudice
19. The Kemetic Paradigm: An Afrocentric Foundation for Rhetorical Theory

“This volume touches on a wide variety of issues that derive
from some aspect of cultural difference. . . . The editors have brought together
a rich blend of advocacy and several excellent reviews of specific research

Contemporary Psychology

Virginia H. Milhouse

Molefi Kete Asante

Molefi Asante is a distinguished scholar and is best known for creating the discipline of Black Studies over 25 years ago.  He is the Editor for the Journal of Black Studies (Sage) and the Encyclopedia of Black Studies (Sage Reference, 12/04  933 units, $82k LTD).  His recent research has centered on the history and present developments of African religions. More About Author

Peter O. Nwosu

Dr. Nwosu (the n is silent) is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. Before joining CSUN in July 2004, he taught at California State University, Sacramento for about 15 years. A nationally recognized expert on multicultural issues, communication training and development, he received his Ph.D. from Howard University in Washington D.C., with specialization in human communication processes across cultures. His work includes consultation and technical support to local and state agencies on strategies for incorporating communication in planned programs of change.... More About Author

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