Introducing Intercultural Communication
Global Cultures and Contexts
- Shuang Liu - University of Queensland, Australia
- Zala Volcic - Monash University, Australia
- Cindy Gallois - University of Queensland, Australia
Taking a truly global perspective, this textbook presents concepts, theories and applications from the field of intercultural communication in a lively and easy-to-follow style. Covering all the essential topics, from immigration to intercultural conflict to the impact of mass media and technology, this cutting edge new edition features:
- A student-friendly structure with enhanced signposting to guide students through the book.
- Expanded coverage of ethics, digital communication and social media.
- A brand new set of international case studies to tie theory to real-world practices, including the European refugee crisis, Chinese food culture and Barbie dolls and beauty.
- A suite of student-friendly learning features, including ‘Do it!’ activity boxes, chapter summaries and applications of key theories in ‘Theory Corner’.
- Links to further reading and SAGE Video to help understanding.
- A host of online resources to reinforce students' learning, including multiple choice quizzes, discussion questions and exercises.
Introducing Intercultural Communication is the ideal guide to becoming a critical consumer of information and an effective global citizen. It should be required reading for students in media and communications, business and management, linguistics and beyond.
- Multiple choice questions for students
- Discussions points and activities
- Further reading
- Links to SAGE Video
- Multiple choice questions and short answer questions
- Instructor notes
- PowerPoint slides
Appreciate the diversity in cases and global mindset of the text.
excellent introduction for my globalisation course
This book is a light in the dark for me. It provides a very clear analysis of communication issues in our global society. The analysis of groups and sub-groups, rather than seeing culture as a national grouping is welcome and something students can relate to. An excellent book.
Many examples seem not fit for our teaching context (in Germany). I would like students to understand the examples of inter-cultural situations that they are directly confronted with in the first place. At an advanced level it can be interesting to look at situations from an other national/cultural perspective, but we don't get to dive in that deep into the subject timewise.
However, it is a great book! I am extremely content about the case studies and even more, about the suggestions for reflexion and activities (group works/interviews). Even though the book is not fit to adapt as a literature recommendation in our context, it is highly recommendable for any instructor who is keen on bringing students into action by using the suggestions made in the chapters.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 9: Immigration and Acculturation