Provides an overview of theory and research in intercultural communication. This book looks at Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication. Front Cover. William B. Gudykunst, Young Yun Kim. McGraw- Hill. Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication. Front Cover. William B. Gudykunst, Young Yun Kim. McGraw-Hill, Gudykunst, William B. Communicating with strangers: an approach to intercultural communication I William B. Gudykunst, Young Yun Kim. – 3d ed. p. em.

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The Common Made Holy. It takes more of our conscious awareness to differentiate particular individuals from their stereotypical categories.

As seen in FYI: Provides a comprehensive overview of important theory and research in intercultural communication. It provided pertinent information about communication between different cultures and within the same culture.

Oana Nestian Sandu rated it liked it Dec 28, It went beyond the question of communication among various cultural backgrounds, it also touched on how men and women communicate or don’t. First is the cultural level. Second, much of our daily communicahing follows familiar scripts, and so we are not consciously aware of that communication behavior. Nathan Wilson rated it really liked it Sep 09, Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The authors begin by observing that “we communicate the way we do because we are raised in a particular culture and learn its language, rules, and norms. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in gudykunxt your Goodreads account. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Also, offering information about one’s self often prompts reciprocal offerings of information from another.


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I think I enjoyed this book more so than the class that I took on communication. Such stereotypes may be inaccurate, or may not apply to the present individual. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Content may not be reproduced without prior written permission. The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amelia rated it did not like it Aug 23, Maggie Bazile rated it liked it Oct 28, When communicating with someone familiar we are usually confident in our anticipation, and may not even notice that we are making such predictions.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And in turn, the locals have little knowledge of the stranger – of her beliefs, interests and habits. Motivation to reduce this uncertainty is more acute when we expect to have further interactions with the stranger, or when they are a potential source of benefit. Understanding Communication Strangeness and familiarity make up a continuum.

Want to Read saving…. Albert Straub rated it really liked it Sep 15, Generally these anxieties can be reduced by paying more conscious attention to the communication process, and by gathering more information on the stranger. This level involves information about the other’s culture, its dominant values and norms. All communication occurs between people who have varying degree of familiarity with each strangera. Showing of 5 reviews. Strangfrs anyone could be considered a stranger, given a sufficiently foreign context.


Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication by William B. Gudykunst

Return to Book Page. The communicaing describe three basic strategies for gathering such information. Thanks for telling us about the problem. We commknicating worry about damage to our self-esteem from feeling confused and out of control. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Observers tend to attribute an individual’s behavior to elements of that individual’s character. Get to Know Us. We may worry about being perceived negatively by the stranger.

This book came on time and was in good condition. We cannot rely on such familiar scripts and norms when communicating with a stranger. Please try again later. Please Support Our Fundraising Drive.