Communicating Ethnic and Cultural Identity

Author: Mary Fong
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742517394
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This intercultural communication text reader brings together the many dimensions of ethnic and cultural identity and shows how they are communicated in everyday life. Introducing and applying key concepts, theories, and approaches--from empirical to ethnographic--a wide variety of essays look at the experiences of African Americans, Asians, Asian Americans, Latino/as, and Native Americans, as well as many cultural groups. The authors also explore issues such as gender, race, class, spirituality, alternative lifestyles, and inter- and intra-ethnic identity. Sites of analysis range from movies and photo albums to beauty salons and Deadhead concerts. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Communicating Ethnic and Cultural Identity

Author: Mary Fong
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742517387
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This intercultural communication text reader brings together the many dimensions of ethnic and cultural identity and shows how they are communicated in everyday life. Introducing and applying key concepts, theories, and approaches--from empirical to ethnographic--a wide variety of essays look at the experiences of African Americans, Asians, Asian Americans, Latino/as, and Native Americans, as well as many cultural groups. The authors also explore issues such as gender, race, class, spirituality, alternative lifestyles, and inter- and intra-ethnic identity. Sites of analysis range from movies and photo albums to beauty salons and Deadhead concerts. Visit our website for sample chapters!

African American Communication

Author: Michael L. Hecht
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135642761
Format: PDF
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What communicative experiences are particular to African Americans? How do many African Americans define themselves culturally? How do they perceive intracultural and intercultural communication? These questions are answered in this second edition of African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture. Informing multiple audiences interested in African American culture, from cultural researchers and practitioners to educators, policymakers, and community leaders, this innovative and invaluable resource examines the richness and depth of African American communication norms and patterns, as well as African American identities. Positive and healthy African American identities are centrally positioned throughout the book. Applying the cultural contracts theory and the communication theory of identity, authors Michael L. Hecht, Ronald L. Jackson II, and Sidney A. Ribeau explore relationships among African Americans, as well as between African Americans and European Americans, while highlighting the need for sensitivity to issues of power when discussing race, ethnicity, and culture. This wide-ranging volume provides an extensive review of the relevant literature and offers recommendations designed to encourage understanding of African American communication in a context extending beyond Eurocentric paradigms. Considering African American identity with a communicative, linguistic, and relational focus, this volume: *Defines African American identities by describing related terms, such as self, self-concept, personhood and identity; *Explores Afrocentricity and African American discourse; *Examines the status of African Americans in the United States using census statistics and national studies from other research agencies; *Considers identity negotiation and competence; and *Features a full chapter on African American relationships, including gendered, familial, intimate, adolescent and adult, homosexual, friendship, communal, and workplace relationships. African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture begins an important dialogue in the communication discipline, intercultural studies, African American studies and other fields concerned with the centrality of culture and communication as it relates to human behavior. It is intended for advanced students and scholars in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, communication theory, African American/Black studies, social psychology, sociolinguistics, education, and family studies.

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761920420
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This book examines Asian American ethnicity and communication, looking at: immigration patterns, ethnic institutions, family patterns, and ethnic and cultural identities. William Gudykunst focuses on how communication is similar and different among Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. Where applicable, similarities and differences in communication between Asian Americans and European Americans are also examined. Gudykunst concludes with a discussion of the role of communication in Asian immigrants' acculturation to the United States.

Cultural Identity and New Communication Technologies Political Ethnic and Ideological Implications

Author: Wachanga, D. Ndirangu
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1609605926
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"This book presents a careful blend of conceptual, theoretical and applied research in new communication technologies,examining content that places new communication technologies in a context that recognizes their seamless integration into the designs of politics and culture"--Provided by publisher.

The Negotiation of Cultural Identity

Author: Ronald L. Jackson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275961848
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Cultural identities are negotiated within the interaction of individuals and groups but the exchange is often more deleterious for marginalized groups than it is for whites. This book offers a new conceptual approach to defining the cultural self in order to gain insight into the process and outcome of intercultural interaction.

Metaphors of Identity

Author: Thomas K. Fitzgerald
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791415955
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Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. He opens up an exciting multidisciplinary dialogue for improving interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The book provides a clear synthesis of the interrelated meanings of culture, identity, and communication, examining self-concept and its role in the communication process, and exploring cultural and biological research on self, individuality, personality, and mind-body questions.

Communicating Race Ethnicity and Identity in Technical Communication

Author: Miriam F. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351868489
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The purpose of this book is to move our field's discussion beyond issues of diversity in the practice of technical communication, which is certainly important, to include discussions of how race and ethnicity inform the production and distribution of technical communication in the United States. Equally important, this book is an attempt to uncover those communicative practices used to adversely affect historically marginalized groups and identify new practices that can be used to encourage cultural competence within institutions and communities. This book, like our field, is an interdisciplinary effort. While all authors have taught or practiced technical communication, their backgrounds include studies in technical communication, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and higher education. For the sake of clarity, the book is organized into five sections: historical representations of race and ethnicity in health and science communication; social justice and activism in technical communication; considerations of race and ethnicity in social media; users' right to their own language; and communicating identity across borders, cultures, and disciplines.

Communication Yearbook 31

Author: Christina S. Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135591873
Format: PDF
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Communication Yearbook 31 continues the tradition of publishing rich, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews. This volume offers insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents a diverse, international selection of articles that highlight empirical and theoretical intersections in the communication discipline. Chapters in this volume include reviews of literature on silence in dispute, communicating about cancer, interpersonal conflict, trauma, identity, work relationships, communication and community, and media content diversity. This volume will be valuable to scholars across the communication discipline. Communication Yearbook 31 will be particularly beneficial to scholars in the areas of interpersonal, health, organizational, family, and intercultural communication; language and social interaction, and media studies.

Interracial Communication

Author: Mark P. Orbe
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324257
Format: PDF, ePub
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Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice, Third Edition, by Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris, guides readers in applying the contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. The authors offer a comprehensive, practical foundation for dialogue on interracial communication, as well as a resource that stimulates thinking and encourages readers to become active participants in dialogue across racial barriers. Part I provides a foundation for studying interracial communication and includes chapters on the history of race and racial categories, the importance of language, the development of racial and cultural identities, and current and classical theoretical approaches. Part II applies this information to interracial communication practices in specific, everyday contexts, including friendships, romantic relationships, the mass media, and organizational, public, and group settings. This Third Edition includes the latest data, new research studies and examples, all-new photos, and important new topics.