New Media and Intercultural Communication

Identity, Community, and Politics

Author: Pauline Hope Cheong,Judith N. Martin,Leah Pauline Macfadyen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433113642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

View: 6638

At the start of the second decade of the new millennium, there is increasing awareness of the development of newer 'smart' and more interactive media in precipitate speed in many parts of the world. The concept of change – in contrast to continuity – is central to the increasing interest in digital media. This focus has not, however, been vigorously matched by substantive theoretical discussions, or by extensive empirical examinations of computer-mediated communication and intercultural communication. Against such a backdrop, contributors to this volume offer theoretical insights, fresh evidence and rich applications in assessing the nature of digital culture(s) in order to address assumptions about the present state of mediated global society(ies) and the trajectory into the future. Chapters explore what happens in praxis when digital media are implemented across cultures and are contested and negotiated within complex local and political conditions. Special attention is given to showcasing prominent interpretative and critical research from diverse voices in multiple locations across the world and with varying backgrounds. As such, this volume presents a rich and colorful tapestry that offers opportunities for comparative analyses and deepened international understandings of digital media connections, particularly in the areas of identity, community and politics.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Reconceptualizing New Media and Intercultural Communication in a Networked Society

Author: Bilge, Nurhayat,Marino, María Inés

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522537856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 9765

Over one billion people access the internet worldwide, and new problems of language, security, and culture accompany this access. To foster productive and effective communication, it becomes imperative to understand people’s different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as their value systems. Reconceptualizing New Media and Intercultural Communication in a Networked Society is a critical scholarly resource that addresses the need for understanding the complex connections between culture and new media. Featuring a broad range of topics such as social presence, crisis communication, and hyperpersonal communication model, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, professionals, practitioners, and students seeking current research on the discipline of intercultural communication and new media.
Posted in Business & Economics

Intercultural Communication Competence

Conceptualization and its Development in Cultural Contexts and Interactions

Author: Xiaodong Dai,Guo-Ming Chen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443859958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

View: 4422

Intercultural communication competence is an indispensable ability for people to interact appropriately and effectively across nations and regions in the globalized world. Competent intercultural communication enables people to reach mutual understanding as well as reciprocal relationships. In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in the research of intercultural communication competence. However, due to its complexity, many problems remain unanswered and need to be addressed. This book seeks to conceptualize intercultural communication competence from diverse perspectives, explore its re-conceptualization in globalization, and investigate its development in cultural contexts and interaction scenarios. A group of leading international scholars in different academic disciplines join to map out a comprehensive picture, providing an in-depth and up-to-date work on intercultural communication competence. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and enhances readers’ understanding on the concept of intercultural communication competence. It is a useful source for educators, researchers, students and professionals.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel,Carolyn Sexton Roy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285077393

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 4625

This eye-opening reader explores how communication values and styles can be similar or different for members of various cultures and communities. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER focuses on practical strategies you can use to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, rhetoric, group, business, education, health care, and organizational. This broad-based, highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles-some commissioned solely for this text-that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in such a way that you can read, understand, and then apply course concepts to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Performing Arts

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

A Reader

Author: Kathryn Sorrells,Sachi Sekimoto

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 7033

Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter’s pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions. In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy

Author: Ahmet Atay,Satoshi Toyosaki

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498531210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 9229

This book addresses different approaches to critical intercultural communication pedagogy. The contributors explore a range of theoretical frameworks and intercultural concepts, and offer practical applications and case studies to illuminate the many facets of critical intercultural communication pedagogy.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Yoshitaka Miike,Jing Yin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135048711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

View: 5451

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to the study of culture and communication. In this expanded second edition, editors Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, and Jing Yin bring together thirty-two essential readings for students of cross-cultural, intercultural, and international communication. This stand-out collection aims to broaden and deepen the scope of the field by placing an emphasis on diversity, including work from authors across the globe examining the processes and politics of intercultural communication from critical, historical, and indigenous perspectives. The collection covers a wide range of topics: the emergence and evolution of the field; issues and challenges in cross-cultural and intercultural inquiry; cultural wisdom and communication practices in context; identity and intercultural competence in a multicultural society; the effects of globalization; and ethical considerations. Many readings first appeared outside the mainstream Western academy and offer diverse theoretical lenses on culture and communication practices in the world community. Organized into five themed sections for easy classroom use, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader includes a detailed bibliography that will be a crucial resource for today's students of intercultural communication.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Transformative Communication Studies

Culture, Hierarchy and the Human Condition

Author: Omar Swartz

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1906221901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 1732

This interdisciplinary collection of essays charts intersections between communication/cultural studies and a variety of emergent emancipatory and liberatory discourses. Every essay attempts, in one way or another, to speak to the following questions: What would a theory of liberation look like that is premised on a communication view of the world? How would such a view expand and even redefine our understanding of liberation? Finally, how would such a view enlarge our understanding of what is collectively, communally, and organizationally possible? In other words, the chapters articulate what can be loosely considered a humanist theory of communication and praxis. The goal is to move beyond discourses of liberation that are grounded in essentionalist assumptions and to move the conversation toward an engaged criticism on cultural and social levels that facilitates and encourages progressive action.This edited collection, thus, has as its goal a theory of human liberation grounded in communication as a resource for social and spiritual transformation. The chapters comprise a mix of conceptual and applied studies that interrogate the communicative practices that naturalize our hierarchical world, reifying and stultifying our moral and political imaginations. As an antidote to this problem, the contributors consider the importance of uncertainly and contingency in the development of human potential.Rather than fearing uncertainty and contingency and allowing that fear to control us, contributors argue that we should find within these conditions the source of our humanity and the strength to question and resist unjust social reifications. When we do this, we will rediscover the power of communication and regain an agency and control over our lives. We then can start the difficult but humanizing process of constructing the world anew. Case study exemplars of this construction, thus, are showcased.
Posted in Business & Economics

Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age

Author: Greg Dalziel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135044414

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3111

New communication technology has transformed the way in which news about key events is communicated. For example, in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic events such as the Mumbai attacks or the Japanese tsunami, partial accounts, accurate and inaccurate facts, rumour and speculation are now very rapidly disseminated across the globe, often ahead of official announcements and formal news reporting. Often in such situations rumours take hold, and continue to characterise events even after a more complete, more accurate picture eventually emerges. This book explores how such rumours are created, disseminated and absorbed in the age of the internet and mobile communications. It includes a wide range of examples and, besides considering the overall processes involved, engages with scholarly debates in the field of media and communication studies.
Posted in Social Science

Queer Theory and Communication

From Disciplining Queers to Queering the Discipline(s)

Author: Gust A. Yep

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560232773

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

View: 1139

This work integrates current queer theory, research, and interventions to create a critical lens with which to view the damaging effects of heteronormativity on personal, social, and cultural levels, and to see the possibilities for change through social and cultural transformation. It represents a commitment to positive social change by imagining different social realities and sharing ideas, passions, and lived experiences.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Intercultural Alliances

Critical Transformation

Author: Mary Jane Collier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 8395

The 25th volume of the International and Intercultural Communication Annual offers a variety of perspectives on culture, identity, and the formation of personal and political alliances.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Intercultural Communication

Building a Global Community

Author: Fay Patel,Mingsheng Li,Prahalad Sooknanan

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 8132119584

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 6359

Competence in communicating across cultures is a prerequisite for success in today's fast-changing global community. In Intercultural Communication, Patel, Li and Sooknanan draw on their deep intercultural experience to show us how to build successful communication bridges across diverse cultures. The book explores various theoretical positions on global communication ethics and norms by providing an overview of the contemporary socio-cultural situation and seeking ways in which common ground may be found between these different positions. The authors raise points of critical reflection on intercultural events and issues in various areas of communication including health, work, environment and education. The book also covers a range of issues, from the interactions of various cultures to the expansion of social organizations and the growing global infrastructure. By integrating 'glocal' perspectives in intercultural communication, the book addresses the long-term strategy of developing a global community without sacrificing indigenous local values.
Posted in Social Science

Floating Lives

The Media and Asian Diasporas

Author: Stuart Cunningham,John Sinclair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511361

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 3428

This is an examination of media and communication within disaporic ethnic communities in Australia: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese and Thai communities. The study explores the ethnic community as a force in negotiating new hybrid identities and experiences common to disaporic groups worldwide.
Posted in Social Science

Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society: Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization

Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization

Author: Limbu, Marohang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466647582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8116

Since the dawn of the digital era, the transfer of knowledge has shifted from analog to digital, local to global, and individual to social. Complex networked communities are a fundamental part of these new information-based societies. Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society: Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization examines the production, dissemination, and consumption of knowledge within networked communities in the wider global context of pervasive Web 2.0 and social media services. This book will offer insight for business stakeholders, researchers, scholars, and administrators by highlighting the important concepts and ideas of information- and knowledge-based economies.
Posted in Business & Economics

Narrative Landmines

Rumors, Islamist Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence

Author: Daniel Leonard Bernardi,Pauline Hope Cheong,Chris Lundry,Scott W. Ruston

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553229

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 4542

Islamic extremism is the dominant security concern of many contemporary governments, spanning the industrialized West to the developing world. Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds. Beyond face-to-face communication, the authors also address the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. As narrative forms, rumors are suitable to a wide range of political expression, from citizens, insurgents, and governments alike, and in places as distinct as Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia—the case studies presented for analysis. The authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs,” low-cost, low-tech weapons that can successfully counter such elaborate and expansive government initiatives as outreach campaigns or strategic communication efforts. While not exactly the same as the advanced technological systems or Improvised Explosive Devices to which they are metaphorically related, narrative IEDs nevertheless operate as weapons that can aid the extremist cause.
Posted in Social Science

Digital Rhetoric and Global Literacies: Communication Modes and Digital Practices in the Networked World

Communication Modes and Digital Practices in the Networked World

Author: Verhulsdonck, Gustav

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466649178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

View: 7870

Understanding digital modes and practices of traditional rhetoric are essential in emphasizing information and interaction in human-to-human and human-computer contexts. These emerging technologies are essential in gauging information processes across global contexts. Digital Rhetoric and Global Literacies: Communication Modes and Digital Practices in the Networked World compiles relevant theoretical frameworks, current practical applications, and emerging practices of digital rhetoric. Highlighting the key principles and understandings of the underlying modes, practices, and literacies of communication, this book is a vital guide for professionals, scholars, researchers, and educators interested in finding clarity and enrichment in the diverse perspectives of digital rhetoric research.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Brown and Black Communication

Latino and African American Conflict and Convergence in Mass Media

Author: Diana Isabel Arredondo Ríos,Ali N. Mohamed

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 4563

Brings together interdisciplinary works that examine conflicts and convergences among Latinos and African Americans in mass-mediated and cross-cultural contexts.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Intercultural Communication and Creative Practice

Music, Dance, and Women's Cultural Identity

Author: Laura B. Lengel

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 3024

The author addresses the importance of women's dance, music, and other performing arts as vehicles for intercultural communication.
Posted in Art

A Communication Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

Living Within the Abrahamic Traditions

Author: Daniel S. Brown, Jr.

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739178717

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9132

Communication theory provides a compelling way to understand how people of faith can and should work together in today’s tumultuous world. In this book, fifteen authors present their experiences and analyses of interfaith dialogue, and contextualize interfaith work within the frame of rhetorical and communication studies.
Posted in Religion

Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621665

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 2153

This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors
Posted in Political Science