Bridges of understanding; perspectives on intercultural communication

Bridges of understanding; perspectives on intercultural communication

Bridges of understanding; perspectives on intercultural communication.

Ed. by Oyvind Dahl et al.

Oslo Academic Press

2006

291 pages

$34.50

Paperback

HM258

Twenty-two Nordic researchers contribute 19 theoretical and practical chapters examining how different approaches can help in the construction of new bridges of understanding in intercultural communication (IC). Topics explored include models of estrangement and identification, a semiotic approach to culture and interculturality as signs and boundaries, power in IC practice, stereotypes, method and IC studies, intercultural competence research, IC in health care settings, cultural encounters in education, religion in education and IC, cultural background and communication in court, and mediation in intercultural conflicts. No subject index. Suitable as both a resource for independent reading by students, researchers and practitioners in IC, and as a supplementary textbook for use in graduate level courses. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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