Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 October 2015

368 Pages | 0

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190255237

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Our Voices

Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication

Sixth edition

Alberto Gonzalez and Yea-Wen Chen

  • Brief, original essays teach students about particular cultures through the perspective of someone within that culture, promoting greater understanding of others
  • The essays place communication practices into specific cultural contexts
  • The breadth of the selections helps show the tremendous cultural diversity that exists even within ethnic, racial, and national categories

New to this Edition:

  • Five new chapters on:
  • o the influence of globalizing relationships on naming practices
  • o online cultural communities and user identity in social media
  • o the cultural and professional identities of the hearing impaired
  • o intercultural understanding between refugees and host communities
  • o immigrant women's experiences of intercultural parenting
  • A new editor, Yea-Wen Chen, who is a critical/interpretive intercultural communication scholar from Ohio University; her research focuses on the intersection of identity, relationship building, and social justice across local, national, and global contexts
  • New Previews to each Part provide a helpful reference and guide by identifying and defining the terms and perspectives used by the individual authors
  • Significantly revised Questions for Discussion facilitate classroom discussion and reflection and help students understand and articulate the perspective of an author who may be culturally different from them
  • Updated Supplementary Readings for each section to encourage additional exploration of the topics examined throughout the text

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