The Global Intercultural Communication Reader
Edited by Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, Jing Yin
Published October 16th 2007 by Routledge – 348 pages
Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first comprehensive anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to analyzing and appreciating the diverse ways of communicating in different cultures, and incorporates African and Asian as well as Western perspectives. The volume’s international scope aims to expand and enlarge the field by promoting greater engagement with the closely related field of international communication.
Featuring twenty readings by prominent intercultural and international communication scholars, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is edited by Molefi Kete Asante, one of the founders of the field of intercultural communication, along with international scholars Yoshitaka Miike and Jing Yin. The field of intercultural communication seeks to understand the process of communicating across cultural boundaries with an aim toward promoting positive relations between different cultures and nations.
Molefi Kete Asante
Part I Perspectives on Culture in Theory and Research
1 Concepts of "culture": Implications for intercultural communication research
Dreama G. Moon
2 Ethical implications of the ethnic "text" in multicultural communication studies
Dolores V. Tanno
3 The centrality of culture
Part II Metatheoretical Frameworks for Future Directions
4 The ideological significance of Afrocentricity in intercultural communication
Molefi Kete Asante
5 Toward an alternative metatheory of human communication: An Asiacentric Vision
6 Thinking dialectically about culture and communication
Judith N. Martin & Thomas K. Nakayama
Part III Contextual Approaches to Culture and Communication
7 Language and words: Communication in the Analects of Confucius
8 Ubuntu in South Africa: A sociolinguistic perspective to a pan-African concept
Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu
9 Constructing the Other: A critical reading of The Joy Luck Club
10 The four seasons of ethnography: A creation-centered ontology for ethnography
Maria Cristina González
Part IV Impact of Globalization on Intercultural Communication
11 The hegemony of English and strategies for linguistic pluralism: Proposing the Ecology of Language Paradigm
12 The intersecting hegemonic discourses of an Asian mail-order bride catalog: Pilipina "Oriental Butterfly" dolls for sale
Rona Tamiko Halualani
13 Currents in history, cultural domination, and mass communication in the Caribbean
Humphrey A. Regis
Part V Identity and Intercultural Communication Competence
14 Intercultural communication competence: A Synthesis
Guo-Ming Chen & William J. Starosta
15 Beyond multicultural man: Complexities of identity
Lise M. Sparrow
16 Applying a critical metatheoretical approach to intercultural relations: The case of U.S.-Japanese communication
Part VI Ethical Considerations in Intercultural Communication
17 Theoretical perspectives on Islam and communication
18 Ethics and the discourse on ethics in post-colonial India
Anantha Sudhaker Babbili
19 Peace and the Middle East
Edward W. Said
20 Mutual learning as an agenda for social development.
Molefi Kete Asante is Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University. He has published more than 60 scholarly books and 300 journal and maganize articles. His most recent books include Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation, The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony, and Race, Rhetoric, and Identity: The Architecton of Soul.
Yoshitaka Miike is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo. He received a 2004 Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association for the 2003 Outstanding Article of the Year.
Jing Yin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo. Her research interests include the impact of globalization, media discourse and representation, and non-Western feminist discourse.