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Intercultural Communication

A Critical Perspective (First Edition)
Rona Tamiko Halualani
©2019, 298 pages

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    Written to encourage deeper understanding of and an active role in intercultural justice, Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective provides students with an in-depth examination of contemporary intercultural communication through the lens of power. Through this unique perspective, the book demonstrates how micro communication acts, encounters, and relationships between and within cultural groups can influence and be influenced by macro structures, organizations, and forces - and vice versa.

    The book begins by introducing the concept of intercultural communication and demonstrating how ubiquitous it is in our everyday lives. Subsequent chapters address the ties between culture, power, and intercultural communication; how powerful ideologies develop from cultural views and ways of life; and the interplay of cultural representation and speaking for or about a cultural group. Readers learn the ways in which individuals and structures of power shape identity, how different structures and groups remember and forget the past, and how racialization relates to intercultural communication. The final chapters explore power dynamics with regard to globalization, intercultural relationships and desire, and our roles in intercultural communication.

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    The Second Edition will be published Fall 2021.

    Rona Tamiko Halualani is a professor of intercultural communication at San José State University. Dr. Halualani is the author of In the Name of Hawaiians: Native Identities and Cultural Politics, the co-editor (with Dr. Thomas K. Nakayama) of the Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication, and the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. She teaches courses on intercultural communication, critical intercultural communication, globalized intercultural communication, and culture and gender identity.
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    Adopting instructors will receive 11 PowerPoint presentations, one for each chapter of the book; over 150 links to additional readings that support the content within each chapter; an instructor’s manual that includes key considerations for using this text to teach an intercultural communications course with a critical perspective; 8 assignments for students, including a case study project, suggested topics for personal journaling, essays, and discussion topics; a test bank that includes over 1,100 individual questions and 33 unique question sets; an adoption letter from the author; and sample syllabi, differentiated for face-to-face and online courses, quarter and semester formats, and courses focusing broadly on intercultural communication, as well as those with a specific focus on a critical perspective.
    “This is a bold, fresh approach with lots of wonderful examples that address students at their level and simultaneously offers a wholly revised position/approach for the field. … It offers a way to do this kind of scholarship that is engaging and interesting and may bring students in who might not have seen the relevance of such scholarship heretofore. … It is so refreshing to have this book. It will make my work as a teacher SO much easier.”
    Kent Ono, President-Elect of the National Communication Association and Professor of Communication, University of Utah