What is intercultural communication? How does perspective shape a person’s definition of the key tenets of the term and the field? These are the core questions explored by this accessible global introduction to intercultural communication. Each chapter explores the topic from a different geographic, religious, theoretical, and/or methodological perspective, with an emphasis on non-Western approaches, including Buddhist, South American, Muslim, and Chinese perspectives. Featuring the voices of a range of international contributors, this new textbook presents the full breadth of diverse approaches to intercultural communication and showcases the economic, political, and cultural/societal needs for and benefits of communicative competence.

part 1|74 pages

What is Intercultural Communication?

chapter 3|4 pages

Intercultural Communication

A European Perspective

chapter 5|3 pages

Intercultural Communication

A West African Perspective

chapter 6|5 pages

Intercultural Communication

An Israeli Perspective

chapter 7|3 pages

Intercultural Communication

An Iranian Perspective

chapter 8|7 pages

Intercultural Communication

A Chinese Perspective

chapter 9|6 pages

Intercultural Communication

A Korean Perspective

chapter 10|5 pages

Intercultural Communication

A Japanese Perspective

chapter 11|4 pages

Intercultural Communication

An Australian Perspective

chapter 12|4 pages

Intercultural Communication

A Christian Perspective

chapter 14|4 pages

Intercultural Communication

A Buddhist Perspective

part 2|19 pages


part 3|149 pages

Theoretical Domains

part 4|107 pages

Intercultural Contexts

part 5|13 pages