Culture, Communication and Conflict: Readings in Intercultural Relations, 2/e
Gary R. Weaver, School of International Service at American University
Published December, 1997 by Prentice Hall Pearson Custom Publishing
Copyright 1998, 568 pp.
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A core text or supplement for one-semester freshman/graduate-level
courses in intercultural communication.
The readings in this anthology help explain the difficulties
and conflicts created by cultural differences and ways of overcoming
those barriers. Sixty-six different international and domestic authors
have contributed to provide a broad and comprehensive range of academic
writings, newspaper and magazine articleswhile maintaining significant
depth of analysis.
International and domestic examples.
A wide range of authors in various disciplines.
- Gives students better understanding of intercultural
communication on both macro and micro levels.
Theoretical and applied readings.
- Builds on foundation of experiences of various cultural
perspectives and discipline approaches.
Issues ranging from international relations to child
- Helps students understand the discipline.
Controversial topicsPresented in scholarly yet
clearly written fashion.
- Large choice of reading material gives instructors flexibility
Informative graphics and illustrations.
- Provides opportunity for classroom discussion and writing
An emphasis on the importance of solving problems in
- Helps students understand the importance of this field
- Aids students in understanding text.
I. CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION.
1. How Cultures Collide, by Edward T. Hall and
2. Learning the Arabs' Silent Language, by Edward
T. Hall, interviewed by Kenneth Friedman.
3. Communication without Words, by Albert Mehrabian.
4. The Role of Culture and Perception in Communication,
by Marshall R. Singer.
5. Intercultural and Interracial Communication: An
Analytic Approach, by Andrea L. Rich and Dennis M. Ogawa.
6. American Identity Movements: A Cross-Cultural Confrontation,
by Gary R. Weaver.
7. On Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, by Ferdinand
8. Contrasting and Comparing Cultures, by Gary
9. Content Decisions in Intercultural Communication,
by Alfred G. Smith.
10. Why Do We Study Intercultural Communication,
by Paul E. Rohrlich.
II. MANAGING DIVERSITY.
11. The Paradox of Integration, by Orlando Patterson.
III. CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION.
12. As Cultural Diversity of Workers Grows, Experts
Urge Appreciation of Differences, by Jolie Solomon.
13. Workforce 2000: Executive Summary, by William
14. The Concept of Managing Diversity, by R. Roosevelt
15. Domestic Multiculturalism: Cross-Cultural Management
in the Public Sector, by Nancy J. Adler.
16. Is Organization Culture Culture Bound?,
By Nancy J. Adler and Mariann Jelinek.
17. The Cultural Relativity of the Quality of Life Concept,
by Geert Hofstede.
18. Adopting Japanese Management: Some Cultural Stumbling
Blocks, by Linda S. Dillon.
19. The Chinese Practice of Guanxi, by M. Cordell
20. The Intercultural Meeting, by Gary Althen.
21. Companies Use Cross-Cultural Training to Help Their
Employees Adjust Abroad, by Joann S. Lublin.
IV. EDUCATION AND COUNSELING.
22. The Importance of Cross-Cultural Training in International
Business, by Mitchell R. Hammer.
23. Culture Shock and the Problem of Adjustment in New
Cultural Environments, by Kalvero Oberg.
24. Understanding and Coping with Cross-Cultural Adjustment
Stress, by Gary R. Weaver.
25. The Shattered Language of Schizophrenia, by Brendan
26. When Schizophrenia Helps, by Julian Silverman.
27. Ecstasy Without Agony Is Baloney, by William
28. Can They Go Home Again?, By Richard W. Brislin
and H. Van Buren IV.
29. The Process of Reentry, by Gary R. Weaver.
30. World-Wide Kids, by Nina Killham.
31. Third Culture Persons, by Kathleen A. Finn Jordan.
32. Beyond Cultural Identity: Reflections on Cultural
and Multicultural Man, by Peter S. Adler.
33. Why Johnny Can't Disobey, by Sarah J. McCarthy.
V. THE MASS MEDIA, CONFLICT, AND NATIONAL IMAGES.
34. This Cutthroat College Generation, by Gary R.
35. Whatever!, by Gary R. Weaver.
36. Teachers' Classroom Strategies Should Recognize
That Men and Women Use Language Differently, by Deborah Tannen.
37. Black and White Cultural Styles in Pluralistic Perspective,
by Thomas Kochman.
38. Two Styles, One Purpose: Education, by William
39. Among Linguists, Black English Gets Respect,
by Rich Weiss.
40. One Language Needs No Law, by Mark Falcoff.
41. The Best Jewish Mother in the World,
by Perry Garfinkel.
42. Learning, Chinese Style, by Howard Gardner.
43. The Roots of the Backlash Theory in Mental Health,
by Gerald Gregory Jackson.
44. Psychotherapy in Africa, by Thomas Adeoye Lambo.
45. Western Science, Eastern Minds, by Sudhit Kakar.
46. Facing the Cultural Crisis in Child Care, by
Gary R. Weaver.
47. The Crisis of Cross-Cultural Child and Youth Care,
by Gary R. Weaver.
48. Foul Shots, by Rogelio R. Gomez.
49. Against the Great Divide, by Brian Jarvis.
50. In Defense of Casualty Pictures on TV, by Ellen
VI. INTERCULTURAL ASPECTS OF CONFLICT AND NEGOTIATION.
51. TV's True Violence, by Meg Greenfield.
52. Marketing Global Mayhem, by George Gerbner.
53. On Numbing and Feeling, by Robert Jay Lifton
and Richard A. Falk.
54. Faces of the Enemy, by Sam Keen.
55. The Face of Arabs in American Mass Media, by
Jack G. Shaheen.
56. The Mirror Image in Soviet-American Relations,
by Urie Bronfenbrenner.
57. Empathizing with the Rulers of the USSR, by Ralph
58. The Face of the Enemy, by Jerome D. Frank.
59. Cognitive Dissonance and International Relations,
by Robert Jervis.
60. National Images and International Systems, by
Kenneth E. Boulding.
61. The Diversity Myth: America's Leading Export,
by Benjamin Schwarz.
62. The Clash of Civilizations?, by Samuel P. Huntington.
63. Fault Lines, by Michael Ignatieff.
64. Missing Message, by Juan Williams.
65. International Negotiation: Cross-Cultural Perception,
by Glen Fisher.
66. Achieving Integrative Agreements in Negotiation,
by Dean G. Pruitt.
67. Cultural Considerations in Hostage Negotiations,
by Mitchell R. Hammer and Gary R. Weaver.
68. Culture and Business: Interacting Effectively to
Achieve Mutual Goals, by Mu Dan Ping.
69. American-Japanese Negotiations, by Gregory R.
70. Culture Clash, by David Altany.