Cultural Communication and Intercultural Contact

Synopsis

How is cultural identity accomplished interactively? What happens when different cultural identities contact one another? This book presents a series of papers, from classic essays to original expositions, which respond to these questions. The view of communication offered here -- rather than ignoring culture, or making it a variable in an equation -- is based on cultural patterns and situated communication practices, unveiling the multiplicity of factors involved in particular times and places. The contributors to this unusual volume represent a wide range of fields. Their equally diverse offerings will serve to clarify cultural distinctiveness in some communication phenomena, and lay groundwork for the identification of cross-cultural generalities in others.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Gerry Philipsen
  • Jack L. Daniel
  • Geneva Smitherman
  • Geneva Smitherman-donaldson
  • D. Lawrence Wieder
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1990