ERIC Number: ED184344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Toward Internationalism: Readings in Cross-Cultural Communication.
Smith, Elise C., Ed.; Luce, Louise Fiber, Ed.
The major components of cross-cultural communication are treated in this collection of essays. The articles illustrate the influence which a society's values, role expectations, perception, nonverbal patterns and language behavior bring to bear on the international cross-cultural encounter. The following articles are presented: (1) "American Assumptions and Values: Orientation to Action," by E. Stewart; (2) "Concept of Oneself," by J. Fieg; (3) "Culture Shock and the Problem of Adjustment in New Cultural Environments," by K. Oberg; (4) "Cross-Cultural Awareness," by R. Hanvey; (5) "Communication Overseas," by L. Szalay and G. Fisher; (6) "Verbal Self-Disclosure: Topics, Targets, Depth," by D. Barnlund; (7) "Out of House and Home," by J. Condon and F. Yousef; (8) "Proxemics in a Cross-Cultural Context: Germans, English, and French," by E. Hall; (9) "Your Actions Speak Louder...," by M. Schnapper; (10) "Asia in American Textbooks," by The Asia Society; (11) "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema," by H. Miner; (12) "An American Researcher in Paris: Interviewing Frenchmen," by D. Lerner; (13) "The Guest's General Role in the Family," by R. Gorden; and (14) "Culture Shock and the American Businessman Overseas," by L. Stessin. (AMH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Contact, International Education, Nonverbal Communication, Sociolinguistics, Speech Communication
Newbury House Publishers, 54 Warehouse Lane, Rowley, MA 01969 ($9.95)
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