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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.
ISBN 0-536-00373-4

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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 articles—while maintaining significant depth of analysis.


International and domestic examples.

  • Gives students better understanding of intercultural communication on both macro and micro levels.
A wide range of authors in various disciplines.
  • Builds on foundation of experiences of various cultural perspectives and discipline approaches.
Theoretical and applied readings.
  • Helps students understand the discipline.
Issues ranging from international relations to child care.
  • Large choice of reading material gives instructors flexibility in approach.
Controversial topics—Presented in scholarly yet clearly written fashion.
  • Provides opportunity for classroom discussion and writing assignments. An emphasis on the importance of solving problems in intercultural relations.
  • Helps students understand the importance of this field of study.
Informative graphics and illustrations.
  • Aids students in understanding text.

Table of Contents
    1. How Cultures Collide, by Edward T. Hall and Elizabeth Hall.
    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 Tonnies.
    8. Contrasting and Comparing Cultures, by Gary R. Weaver.
    9. Content Decisions in Intercultural Communication, by Alfred G. Smith.
    10. Why Do We Study Intercultural Communication, by Paul E. Rohrlich.

    11. The Paradox of Integration, by Orlando Patterson.
    12. As Cultural Diversity of Workers Grows, Experts Urge Appreciation of Differences, by Jolie Solomon.
    13. Workforce 2000: Executive Summary, by William B. Johnston.
    14. The Concept of Managing Diversity, by R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.
    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 Hart.
    20. The Intercultural Meeting, by Gary Althen.
    21. Companies Use Cross-Cultural Training to Help Their Employees Adjust Abroad, by Joann S. Lublin.
    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 A. Maher.
    26. When Schizophrenia Helps, by Julian Silverman.
    27. Ecstasy Without Agony Is Baloney, by William H. Blanchard.
    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.
    34. This Cutthroat College Generation, by Gary R. Weaver.
    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 Raspberry.
    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 Goodman.
    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 K. White.
    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. Tenhover.
    70. Culture Clash, by David Altany.
    Selected Bibliography.
    Name Index.
    Subject Index.


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