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Transcultural Realities
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Relations

  • Virginia H. Milhouse - University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Molefi Kete Asante - Temple University, USA, Associate Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Queensland
  • Peter O. Nwosu - California State University, Sacramento, USA, California State University, Northridge, USA


August 2001 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This text challenges the quantitative, social science perspective on intercultural communication by examining critical issues from diverse perspectives. Key topics include historical and religious perspectives; racial and ethnic issues; cross-cultural adaptation; and methods of researching `other' cultures.

The book:

· Takes a more criticalltural worldview of intercultural communication.

· Includes some of the major thinkers of the contemporary times, including Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama, Anthony Monteiro, and Ali Mazrui.

The book is constructed so that professors and students of any cultural group might use it.

 
Transculture: An Introduction
 
PART I
 
1. Perspectives on Human Communication: Implications for Transculture Theory
 
2. Transculture Communication in U.S. - Africa Context: Can It Help Africa's Emerging National Development?
 
3. Towards Transcultural Understanding: A Harmony Theory of Chinese Communication
 
4. Transcultural Realities and Different Ways of Knowing
 
5. The Effects of Computer-Mediated Communication on Transculturalism
 
PARTII
 
6. Historical Struggles Between Islamic and Christian Worldviews: An Interpretation
 
7. A Historiographical Survey of the Determinants of the North-South Divide in Sudan
 
8. An Analysis of Discourse on the Spoken and Written Words: A Historical Comparison of European and African Views
 
PART III
 
9. Multiple Identities: The Case of Biracial Children
 
10. Culturally-Based Conception of the Black Self-Concept
 
11. Communication and Social Scientific Discourse: Towards an Understanding of the Dubosian Perspective
 
12. Social Cognition and Racial Stereotyping in Television: Consequences for Transculturalism
 
PART IV
 
13. Intercultural Adaptation: A Stranger But Not Strange
 
14. The Impact of Cultural Dynamics on the Newcomer to the Organizational Environment
 
15. Research and Training in Cross-cultural Re-adjustment: Recommendations for Advancements
 
PART V
 
16. Toward and Ethic of Intercultural Communication Research
 
17. Afrocentric Empiricism: A Model for Communication Research in Africa
 
18. Frameworks for Assessing contact as a Tool for Reducing Prejudice
 
19. The Kemetic Paradigm: An Afrocentric Foundation for Rhetorical Theory

“This volume touches on a wide variety of issues that derive
from some aspect of cultural difference. . . . The editors have brought together
a rich blend of advocacy and several excellent reviews of specific research
fields.”

Contemporary Psychology

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