Transracial Communication

Transracial Communication

Transracial Communication

Transracial Communication

Excerpt

This manuscript is the product of an intellectual adventure supported in part by an earnest eclecticism. It is a book about how human beings, in the course of interacting, come to communicate effectively with those of different ethnic or racial groups. While it deals with human behavior and bases many of its concepts upon behavioral research, it also contains systematic subjective discussions of how communication is patterned in transracial situations.

Communicating with another person is a multifaceted event involving psychological, physiological, and physical processes. How persons send and receive messages from other persons who do not share similar histories, heritages, or cultures is of critical importance to our understanding of contemporary society.

Working with Professor Jere Veilleux of Purdue University and later with Professor Andrea Rich of the University of California, Los Angeles, to establish courses in Interracial Communication, I became annoyed that no text could be found that would adequately represent concepts that needed to be discussed.

Because conventional works of communication . . .

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