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The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication

ISBN: 978-1-118-40008-1
648 pages
November 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication aims to furnish scholars with a consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of the field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities.
  • A consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of this developing field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities
  • Traces the significant historical developments in intercultural communication
  • Helps students and scholars to revisit, assess, and reflect on the formation of critical intercultural communication studies
  • Posits new directions for the field in terms of theorizing, knowledge production, and social justice engagement
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Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Critical Intercultural Communication Studies: At a Crossroads 1
Rona Tamiko Halualani and Thomas K. Nakayama

Part I Critical Junctures and Refl ections In Our Field: A Revisiting 17

2 Writing the Intellectual History of Intercultural Communication 21
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

3 Critical Reflections on Culture and Critical Intercultural Communication 34
Dreama G. Moon

4 Reflecting Upon “Enlarging Conceptual Boundaries: A Critique of Research in Intercultural Communication” 53
Alberto González

5 Intercultural Communication and Dialectics Revisited 59
Judith N. Martin and Thomas K. Nakayama

6 Reflections on “Problematizing ‘Nation’ in Intercultural Communication Research” 84
Kent A. Ono

7 Reflections on “Bridging Paradigms: How Not to Throw Out the Baby of Collective Representation with the Functionalist Bathwater in Critical Intercultural Communication” 98
S. Lily Mendoza

8 Revisiting the Borderlands of Critical Intercultural Communication 112
Leda Cooks

9 Expanding the Circumference of Intercultural Communication Study 130
William J. Starosta and Guo-Ming Chen

Part II Critical Dimensions in Intercultural Communication Studies 147

10 Internationalizing Critical Race Communication Studies: Transnationality, Space, and Affect 149
Raka Shome

11 Re-imagining Intercultural Communication in the Context of Globalization 171
Kathryn Sorrells

12 Culture as Text and Culture as Theory: Asiacentricity and Its Raison D’être in Intercultural Communication Research 190
Yoshitaka Miike

13 Entering the Inter: Power Lines in Intercultural Communication 216
Aimee Carrillo Rowe

14 Speaking of Difference: Language, Inequality and Interculturality 227
Crispin Thurlow

15 Speaking Against the Hegemony of English: Problems, Ideologies, and Solutions 248
Yukio Tsuda

16 Coculturation: Toward A Critical Theoretical Framework of Cultural Adjustment 270
Melissa L. Curtin

17 Public Memories in the Shadow of the Other: Divided Memories and National Identity 286
Jolanta A. Drzewiecka

18 Critical Intercultural Communication, Remembrances of George Washington Williams, and the Rediscovery of Léopold II’s “Crimes Against Humanity” 311
Marouf Hasian

Part III Critical Topics in Intercultural Communication Studies 333

19 Situating Gender in Critical Intercultural Communication Studies 335
Lara Lengel and Scott C. Martin

20 Identity and Difference: Race and the Necessity of the Discriminating Subject 348
Ronald L. Jackson II and Jamie Moshin

21 Br(other) in the Classroom: Testimony, Reflection, and Cultural Negotiation 364
Bryant Keith Alexander

22 When Frankness Goes Funky: Afro-Proxemics Meets Western Polemics at the Border of the Suburb 382
Jim Perkinson

23 Iterative Hesitancies and Latinidad: The Reverberances of Raciality 400
Bernadette Marie Calafell and Shane T. Moreman

24 We Got Game: Race, Masculinity, and Civilization in Professional Team Sport 417
Lisa A. Flores, Karen Lee Ashcraft and Tracy Marafiote

25 It Really Isn’t About You: Whiteness and the Dangers of Thinking You Got It 446
John T. Warren

26 Critical Reflections on a Pedagogy of Ability 461
Deanna L. Fassett

27 The Scarlet Letter, Vigilantism, and the Politics of Sadism 472
Richard Morris

28 Authenticity and Identity in the Portable Homeland 483
Victoria Chen

29 Layers of Nikkei: Japanese Diaspora and World War II 495
Etsuko Kinefuchi

30 Placing South Asian Digital Diasporas in Second Life 517
Radhika Gajjala

31 “The Creed of the White Kid”: A Diss-apology 534
Melissa Steyn

32 A Critical Reflection on an Intercultural Communication Workshop: Mexicans and Taiwanese Working on the US-Mexico Border 549
Hsin-I Cheng

33 “Quit Whining and Tell Me About Your Experiences!”: (In)Tolerance, Pragmatism, and Muting in Intergroup Dialogue 565
Sara DeTurk

34 A Proposal for Concerted Collaboration between Critical Scholars of Intercultural and Organizational Communication 585
Brenda J. Allen

Part IV Critical Visions of Intercultural Communication Studies 593

35 Conclusion: Envisioning the Pathway(s) of Critical Intercultural Communication Studies 595
Thomas K. Nakayama and Rona Tamiko Halualani

Index 601

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Thomas K. Nakayama is Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He is founding editor of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and has published widely in the areas of critical race and critical intercultural communication, including Intercultural Communication in Contexts, Fourth Edition (2007), Experiencing Intercultural Communication, Third Edition (2007) and Human Communication in Society, Second Edition (2010).

Rona Tamiko Halualani is Professor of Intercultural Communication in the Department of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. Her research interests include the following: critical intercultural communication studies, intercultural contact, race/ethnicity; diversity, prejudice, identity and cultural politics, diasporic identity, and Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders. She is the author of In the Name of Hawaiians: Native Identities and Cultural Politics (2002).

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"A fascinating read for those of us who are not familiar with this stream, as well as for those well-versed in the discipline. The contributions to the handbook represent a broad range of topics; they offer various theoretical perspectives and future orientations in critical intercultural communication."  (The Delta Intercultural Academy, 1 August 2013)

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