A Canadian Perspective
Written to reflect a diverse Canada, Intercultural Communication is a practical guide that provides readers with effective approaches to intercultural communication theories and strategies. Situating readers in real, complex, and extraordinary intercultural scenarios, each chapter walks students through examples of how to manage conversations in appropriate and meaningful ways, while exploring how social and cultural practices might present common and uncommon implications. Key topics include verbal and non-verbal communication, cultural values, self-awareness, stereotypes, and digital communications.
Packed with Canadian content, current examples, and tools for learning, this core text is ideal for students enrolled in intercultural communication or cross-cultural communication courses, including studies in business, education, social work, health care, and law enforcement.
- includes 10 chapters covering diverse topics from culture and identity, to successful communication strategies and technology
- contains pedagogical features such as lists of figures, tables, text boxes, and pause-for-thought questions
- each chapter begins with an overview and learning objectives, and concludes with a chapter summary and review questions
—Magda Stroinska, PhD, Professor (German & Linguistics) & Chair, Department of Linguistics and Languages, McMaster University
—Akshaya Neil Arya, Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at McMaster University, Adjunct Professor in Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo, and Scholar in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University