Understanding Intercultural Communication

ISBN-13: 9780199739790

ISBN-10: 019973979X

Author: Stella Ting-Toomey, Leeva C. Chung

Edition: 2

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Oxford University Press
Paperback 352 pages
Public Speaking, Journalism & Media Studies
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Acknowledged author Stella Ting-Toomey wrote Understanding Intercultural Communication comprising 352 pages back in 2011. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 019973979X and 9780199739790. Since then Understanding Intercultural Communication textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $34.30 or rent at the marketplace.


Written in a conversational style, this book introduces students to the foundations of intercultural communication, a vibrant discipline within the field. Authors Stella Ting-Toomey and Leeva Chung take a multicontextual, inclusive approach that balances international and intercultural communication issues against U.S. domestic diversity issues. In addition to emphasizing a value-oriented perspective on intercultural encounters, the text contains a robust ethical chapter, complete with specific guidelines that will help students become ethical intercultural communicators.

By integrating current empirical research with lively intercultural examples, the authors ask thought-provoking questions and pose ethical dilemmas for students to ponder. The text offers a sprawling treatment of such topics as ethnic and cultural identity change, culture shock and intercultural adjustment, romantic relationships and raising bicultural children, global identity challenges, and decision-making choices in intercultural ethics.