Culture and Communication

Covering an extensive range of topics not found in existing textbooks, including semiotics and the evolution of animal and human communication, this book is an essential resource for introductory courses on language and culture, ...

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Author: James M. Wilce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108158305

Category: Social Science

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James M. Wilce's new textbook introduces students to the study of language as a tool in anthropology. Solidly positioned in linguistic anthropology, it is the first textbook to combine clear explanations of language and linguistic structure with current anthropological theory. It features a range of study aids, including chapter summaries, learning objectives, figures, exercises, key terms and suggestions for further reading, to guide student understanding. The complete glossary includes both anthropological and linguist terminology. An Appendix features material on phonetics and phonetic representation. Accompanying online resources include a test bank with answers, useful links, an instructor's manual, and a sign language case study. Covering an extensive range of topics not found in existing textbooks, including semiotics and the evolution of animal and human communication, this book is an essential resource for introductory courses on language and culture, communication and culture, and linguistic anthropology.

Communication as Culture

- Cast/Communication Booknotes These essays encompass much more than a critique of an academic discipline.

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Author: James W. Carey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041590725X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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Carey's seminal work joins central issues in the field and redefines them. It will force the reader to think in new and fruitful ways about such dichotomies as transmissions vs. ritual, administrative vs. critical, positivist vs. marxist, and cultural vs. power-orientated approaches to communications study. An historically inspired treatment of major figures and theories, required reading for the sophisticated scholar' - George Gerbner, University of Pennsylvania ...offers a mural of thought with a rich background, highlighted by such thoughts as communication being the 'maintenance of society in time'. - Cast/Communication Booknotes These essays encompass much more than a critique of an academic discipline. Carey's lively thought, lucid style, and profound scholarship propel the reader through a wide and varied intellectual landscape, particularly as these issues have affected Modern American thought. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Communication as Culture is certain to become a classic in its field.

Metaphors of Identity

The book provides a clear synthesis of the interrelated meanings of culture, identity, and communication, examining self-concept and its role in the communication process, and exploring cultural and biological research on self, ...

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Author: Thomas K. Fitzgerald

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438402949

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. He opens up an exciting multidisciplinary dialogue for improving interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The book provides a clear synthesis of the interrelated meanings of culture, identity, and communication, examining self-concept and its role in the communication process, and exploring cultural and biological research on self, individuality, personality, and mind-body questions.

Communication Cultural and Media Studies

Now in its fifth edition, this pioneering volume of Routledge's 'Key Guides' series offers clear explanations of key concepts, showing where they came from, what they are used for and why they provoke discussion or disagreement.

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Author: John Hartley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415787637

Category: Communication

Page: 332

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Now in its fifth edition, this pioneering volume of Routledge's 'Key Guides' series offers clear explanations of key concepts, showing where they came from, what they are used for and why they provoke discussion or disagreement. The new edition is extensively revised to keep pace with rapidly evolving developments in communication, culture and media, providing topical and authoritative guidance to transformational shifts from broadcast to digital technologies, national to global media and disciplinary to diverse knowledge. It includes: Nearly 250 entries, covering what and how to study across this multi-disciplinary field; 50 new entries: from algorithm and assemblage, dance and data, to woke and worldbuilding; Updated references with 500 items and suggestions for further reading; Revisions, updates and examples throughout. For students and seasoned scholars alike, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies is an invaluable resource in an ever-changing landscape.

Communication and Culture

This volume offers unique interdisciplinary views on issues in communication and culture with a central focus on Chinese perspectives as China and the world face the 21st century.

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Author: D. Ray Heisey

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042004541

Category: History

Page: 370

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This volume offers unique interdisciplinary views on issues in communication and culture with a central focus on Chinese perspectives as China and the world face the 21st century. These perspectives are based upon comparative data and East-West cross-cultural experience. Seventeen chapters, plus an introductory chapter that places the topics in perspective, report and interpret data here for the first time. The majority of the contributors are Chinese scholars from various disciplines, who now share their research on communication with Western as well as Eastern readers. The common thread of the essays is the way in which communication influences culture and cultural dimensions impact the processes of communication. The authors represent scholars from education, communication studies, mass communication, intercultural communication, sociology, rhetoric, literature, law, linguistics, telecommunications, international relations, journalism, and sociolinguistics. Part I presents cultural perspectives on ethics, East-West relations, translation issues, cross-cultural competence, persuasion, journalistic acculturation, and gender representation in advertisements. Part II addresses international and intercultural communication as seen in comparative campus cultures, cross-cultural interaction between Chinese and Americans, the practice of taijiquan, the media depiction of watching, the legal implications of the internet, and the issues of nation building. Part III focuses on mediated communication issues in Chinese films, China's media campaign for the olympics, Chinese youth's use of Western media, talk radio in China, and the use of new technologies in the post-Cold War era.

Communication Culture and Confrontation

This volume will be invaluable for students of communication, culture studies, sociology and journalism.

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Author: Bernard Bel

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132104865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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The third and final volume in the series on Communication Processes, Communication, Culture and Confrontation is a bold attempt at breaking conceptual and methodological impasses which stifle communication studies. Departing from established frameworks and dated technological metaphors such as 'transmission', the present volume explores and analyzes different forms of communication media in relation to the cultural configurations and contending forces that permeate them. Positioned at the interface of culture and communication studies, the discourse in the book engages with multiple voices, bringing together academic scholars and grassroot social animators. Exploring seven different popular cultural forms, such as rituals, songs, narratives, calendar art, pamphlets, and so on, through 18 case studies, it goes on to suggest a complex model of communication. In this framework, cultures cannot be viewed as items exchanged in the hegemonic space of global communication. Cultural configurations display themselves as 'evolutive' forms of social communication that weave human beings into collectives and bind these collectives with one another—all permeated with the power parameter. Cultures 'perform' viable collectives when they come to be apprehended in a field of contending forces: a milieu of exchange, encounter, confrontation and possibly conflict. This volume will be invaluable for students of communication, culture studies, sociology and journalism.

Culture Communication and Conflict

Preface, Section 1: Culture and Communication, Section 2: Managing Diversity, Section 3: Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Section 4: Education and Counseling, Section 5: The Mass Media, Conflict, and National Images, Section 6: Intercultural ...

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Author: Gary R. Weaver

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

ISBN: PSU:000046520425

Category: Communication and culture

Page: 567

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Preface, Section 1: Culture and Communication, Section 2: Managing Diversity, Section 3: Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Section 4: Education and Counseling, Section 5: The Mass Media, Conflict, and National Images, Section 6: Intercultural Aspects of Conflict and Negotiation, Selected Bibliography, Names Index, Subject Index.

Transforming Communication About Culture

The 24th volume addresses how people's lives and experiences across the world are being transformed by technological changes, media institutions, political ideologies, and social forces.

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Author: Mary Jane Collier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Transforming Communication About Culture includes thought-provoking contributions about the ways in which people's lives and experiences across the globe are being transformed by technological changes, media institutions, political ideologies, and social forces.

Culture in Communication

This volume is dedicated to questions arising in linguistic, sociological and anthropological analyses of intercultural encounters.

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Author: Aldo Di Luzio

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027297440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

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This volume is dedicated to questions arising in linguistic, sociological and anthropological analyses of intercultural encounters. It aims at presenting new theoretical and methodological aspects of Intercultural Communication, focusing on issues such as ideology and hegemonial attitudes, communicative genres and culture specific repertoires of genres, the theory of contextualization and nonverbal (prosodic, gestural, mimic) contextualization cues. The collected articles, which share an interactive view of language, focus on the methodological possibilities of explanatory analyses of intercultural communication. They address the question of how participants in inter-cultural communication (re)construct cultural differences and cultural identities. Empirical analyses go hand-in-hand with the discussion of methodological and theoretical aspects of interculturality and the relationship of language and culture.

Communication Technology and Cultural Change

Rather than stand in awe of the apparent explosion of new technologies, this book links key moments and developments in communication technology with the social conditions of their time.

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Author: Gary J Krug

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119812639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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Gary Krug demonstrates how communication technology must be studied as an integral part of culture and lived-experience. Rather than stand in awe of the apparent explosion of new technologies, this book links key moments and developments in communication technology with the social conditions of their time.

Communicating Across Cultures

This guidebook explains how to become aware of cultural differences, how to recognize when cultural differences pose a leadership challenge, and how to adapt your communication style to enhance your effectiveness as a manager.

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Author: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118155110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

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If you are a manager anywhere in the world, you are almost certainly dealing with people of nationalities and cultures different from your own. In multinational business environments, communicating effectively with people who have languages, customs, and expectations different from yours is a necessary skill. If you are a manager anywhere in the world, you are almost certainly facing this kind of multicultural situation. This guidebook explains how to become aware of cultural differences, how to recognize when cultural differences pose a leadership challenge, and how to adapt your communication style to enhance your effectiveness as a manager.

Negotiating Across Cultures

In this revised edition, as in the first, Cohen explores how cultural factors have affected U.S. dealings with Japan, China, Egypt, India, and Mexico.

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Author: Raymond Cohen

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1878379720

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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In this revised edition, as in the first, Cohen explores how cultural factors have affected U.S. dealings with Japan, China, Egypt, India, and Mexico. He demonstrates that there are two quite different models of negotiation: "low context." a predominantly verbal and explicit style typical of individualistic societies such as the United States, and "high context," a style associated with nonverbal and implicit communication more typical of traditionally interdependent societies.

Cultural Communication and Intercultural Contact

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.

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Author: Donal Carbaugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136691393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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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.

Barriers to Cross Cultural Communication

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen; Hagen, language: English, abstract: Nowadays we talk and hear about ...

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Author: Kathrin Kutz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656112037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen; Hagen, language: English, abstract: Nowadays we talk and hear about the big topics like “Globalisation”, “Internationalisation of markets” and “New Technologies for Communication”. In our today’s world boundaries be-tween states as well as big distances between particular states do not play a big role anymore. Nearly everyone is able to get in connection with everyone he likes to; not matter what coun-try he lives in, what time it is or with whom he likes to talk. This development leads to the arising importance of “Cross Cultural Communication”. Think-ing about business for example most of all existing companies operate all around the world by now. If a salesman from England wants to make profit, he will have to offer his products not only in his home country; he also will have to offer them in Japan and Germany. So for doing his job he has to communicate across cultures. It is the same in many other branches, like pol-itics or movie makers for instance. It is an evident aspect that communicating across cultures is associated with problems and barriers to communication. The first big problem getting in mind is the language itself, because two communication partners must own one language which both of them are able to speak.

Intercultural Communication as a Strategy of Global Marketing

Intercultural communication seems therefore an important element in marketing products worldwide. In this essay, I will have a look at a company whose name has become synonymous with globalization: McDonald's.

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Author: Kathrin Gerbe

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638795364

Category:

Page: 64

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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: 1,0, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, course: Language and Cross-Cultural Communication, language: English, abstract: The world is growing together. In the wake of globalization many companies have expanded their markets to countries around the world. No matter if in Europe, America, Africa, Asia or Australia - everywhere we are greeted by the familiar corporate logos of global players like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Burger King. I would like to suggest that an important factor of the international success of these companies are specialised marketing concepts, which are based on the individual culture of the respective target country. Intercultural communication seems therefore an important element in marketing products worldwide. In this essay, I will have a look at a company whose name has become synonymous with globalization: McDonald's. The development of the term "McDonaldization" shows that the company's strategy of efficiency, calculability, predictability and control is effective around the globe (Ritzer in Usunier 2000; Jandt 2004).

Visual Communication

A theoretical and empirical toolkit for analysing and understanding media and mediated images - from branding and PR, to tweets and selfies.

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Author: Giorgia Aiello

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526417145

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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A theoretical and empirical toolkit for analysing and understanding media and mediated images - from branding and PR, to tweets and selfies. It explores a range of approaches to visual analysis, while also providing a hands-on guide to applying methods to your own work.

Globalization and Cyberculture

This book argues for hybridity of Western and African cultures within cybercultural and subcultural forms of communication.

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Author: Kehbuma Langmia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319475844

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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This book argues for hybridity of Western and African cultures within cybercultural and subcultural forms of communication. Kehbuma Langmia argues that when both Western and African cultures merge together through new forms of digital communication, marginalized populations in Africa are able to embrace communication, which could help in the socio-cultural and political development of the continent. On the other hand, the book also engages Richard McPhail’s Electronic Colonization Theory in order to demonstrate how developing areas such as Africa experience a new form of imperialistic subjugation because of electronic and digital communication. Globalization and Cyberculture illustrates how new forms of communication inculcate age-old traditional forms of communications into Africa’s cyberculture while complicating notions of identity, dependency, and the digital divide gap.

Communication Culture and Hegemony

"Important contribution to Latin American cultural studies focuses on popular culture within a general theory of hegemony. Also relates how mass media define national identities"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Author: Jesús Martín-Barbero

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173000578402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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"Important contribution to Latin American cultural studies focuses on popular culture within a general theory of hegemony. Also relates how mass media define national identities"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.