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A Canadian Perspective
By Elizabeth Suen, Barbara A. Suen
SubjectsBusiness / Communication and Cultural Studies
Print ISBN: 9781773381510
Written to reflect a diverse Canada, Intercultural Communication is a practical guide that provides readers with effective approaches to intercultural communication theories and strategies. Situating readers in real, complex, and extraordinary intercultural scenarios, each chapter walks students through examples of how to manage conversations in appropriate and meaningful ways, while exploring how social and cultural practices might present common and uncommon implications. Key topics include verbal and non-verbal communication, cultural values, self-awareness, stereotypes, and digital communications. Packed with Canadian content, current examples, and tools for learning, this core text is ideal for students enrolled in intercultural communication or cross-cultural communication courses, including studies in business, education, social work, health care, and law enforcement.FEATURES
- includes 10 chapters covering diverse topics from culture and identity, to successful communication strategies and technology
- contains pedagogical features such as lists of figures, tables, text boxes, and pause-for-thought questions
- each chapter begins with an overview and learning objectives, and concludes with a chapter summary and review questions
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Text Boxes
List of Pause for Thought Questions
Chapter 1: Are Intercultural Communication Skills Optional?
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Communication
Chapter 3: History, Dominant Paradigm, and Foundational
Chapter 4: Continuing Issues and Evolving Theories
Chapter 5: Studying Intercultural Communication from a Canadian
Chapter 6: The Roles of Identity in Intercultural Communication
Chapter 7: Canadian Legislation and International Mandates
Chapter 8: The Formation of Attitudes, Assumptions,
Chapter 9: Biases, Stereotypes, Prejudices, and Discrimination
Chapter 10: A Multidisciplinary Strategy for Intercultural
Chapter 11: Reviewing the Argument Advocating Intercultural
Chapter 12: Beyond Our Borders—Intercultural Communication for a Global Context