5th ed. - Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2010.
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Chapter 1. Why Study Intercultural Communication? Chapter 2. The History of the Study of Intercultural Communication Chapter 3. Culture, Communication, Context, and Power Chapter 4. History and Intercultural Communication PART II. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION PROCESSES Chapter 5. Identity and Intercultural Communication Chapter 6. Language and Intercultural Communication Chapter 7. Nonverbal Codes and Cultural Space PART III. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS Chapter 8. Understanding Intercultural Transitions Chapter 9. Popular Culture and Intercultural Communication Chapter 10. Culture, Communication, and Intercultural Relationships Chapter 11. Culture, Communication, and Conflict Chapter 12. Striving for Engaged and Effective Intercultural Communication.
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