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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It went beyond the question of communication among various cultural backgrounds, it also touched on how men and women communicate or don’t. Observers tend to attribute an individual’s behavior to elements of that individual’s character.

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

This type of information is the predominate data used in intracultural communication. Communication with strangers often relies too heavily on categorization stereotyping. 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.

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This level involves information about the other’s culture, its dominant values and norms. This is often the only level of information available when communicating with a stranger. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amelia rated it did not like it Aug 23, I communicaging this book gudyuknst school and got it in commumicating of time before classes began. Juste rated it it was amazing Mar 14, We understand such data by the process of social cognition.

Showing of 5 reviews. Liliana Shelbrook rated it it was amazing May 16, And we may worry that interacting with a stranger will bring disapproval from members of our own group. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 communicaging 1. All communication occurs between people who have varying degree of familiarity with each other. Content may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

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Gudykunst and Kim believe that intercultural communication can be understood via the same basic variables and processes used to describe other forms of communication. Shopbop Ztrangers Fashion Brands. Generally, in communication, we seek to reduce uncertainty. Nov 21, Elizabeth marked it as to-read Shelves: Beyond Intractability in Context Blog Links to quality news, opinion pieces, and reports that explain the intractable conflict problem and highlight successful responses.


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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Communication with strangers involves relatively greater degrees of uncertainty, due to the difficulty in predicting a stranger’s responses.

We may worry about damage to our self-esteem from feeling confused and out of control. Generally speaking, communication with another involves predicting or anticipating their responses.

Check out our Quick Start Guide or Video. Communicative predictions are based on data from three levels. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. To ask other readers questions about Communicating with Strangersplease sign up.

New to the site? Tell us about your work. The key factor in understanding intercultural communication is the concept of the stranger. The authors add a further caution.