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Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach

Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach 
by James W. Neuliep

Basic Details:

. Paperback: 464 pages 
. Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (Feb 2006) 
. Language English 
. ISBN: 1412917417

About the Book:

This Third Edition of Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach is a state-of-the-art introduction to the processes that are critical for successful and competent intercultural communication. Author James W. Neuliep advances his contextual model of intercultural communication to examine communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, and perceptual contexts.  

Key Features:  
. Emphasizes a Contextual Model: Neuliep's model presents a series of  interdependent   contexts that are graphically represented by a series of concentric circles. Neuliep begins his presentation with the outermost concentric circle of the model - the cultural context - and moves inward, chapter by chapter, towards more specific contexts of communication. Each chapter focuses on one context and the combination of factors included within that context such as setting, situation, and circumstances. 
. Incorporates New & Updated Material: This Third Edition provides updated research, statistics, and sources. Middle Eastern cultures are presented throughout and Hispanics, African-Americans, Hmong, and Amish are profiled micro-cultural groups. There is also an expanded discussion of intercultural training. 
. Provides Learning Tools: Naturalistic  cross-cultural dialogues throughout the book demonstrate how  key theoretical concepts, manifest themselves  in human interaction. Valid and reliable self-assessment instruments that measure concepts such as intercultural communication apprehension, ethnocentrism, individualism, and collectivism, are included in virtually every chapter. These instruments help students understand themselves and evaluate their performance and skill development as they learn the important concepts of intercultural communication. 

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