SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK

Table of Contents


General Contexts

Intrapersonal Communication (Persuasion)

Interpersonal Communication

Small Group Communication

Organizational Communication

Intercultural Communication

Mass Communication
 

Applied Contexts

Health Communication

Instructional Communication
 
 

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SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK

INTERCULTURAL CONTEXT
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Intercultural Communication Defined

Intercultural Communication is the management of messages for the purpose of creating meaning across cultures.  Culture, according to Philipsen, is defined as A socially constructed and historically transmitted pattern of symbols, meanings, apprentices, and rules.  In other words, culture is a code (Griffin, 3rd ed. 404).  

Unit of Analysis

The unit of analysis for intercultural communication is the culture itself.

List of Representative Theories

Anxiety Uncertainty Management Theory

 Critical Theory (Habermas)

 Critical Theory  (Deetz)

Cross-cultural Adaptation

 Cultrual Critical Studies

 Face Negotiation

Feminist Genre

 Genderlect

 Marxist Theory

 Meaning of Meaning Theory

 Muted Group Theory

 Nonverbal Typologies

Standpoint Theory

 Stranger