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Last updated February 19, 2001
SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK
Cross Cultural Theory
Explanation of Theory:The idea that immigrants and aliens in foreign countries who participated in networks of the host country would be more likely to become accutluraeted than immigrants who were involved only in immigrant communication networks. Infante et al 1997
Theorists: Young Kim
Article:Kim, Y.Y. (1977a). Communication
Patterns of foreign immigrants in the process of acculturation. Human
Communication Research, 4, pg. 70.
Interpretations:Those visiting other countries
will be more likely to become accustomed to the culture they are submerged
in if they choose to participate in the communication networks such as
television and newspaper rather than not engaging in the networks of the
country they are visiting.
power: Kim does a good job in CCA using explanatory power both in
explaining the phenomenon of behavior and her idea of acculturation
and Implications:Kim introduces acculturation
into her theory which is a product of perception containing four stages:
Research:Kemmis, S. & McTaggart, R. (Eds.).
(1990). The action research planner. Victoria: Deakin
Location in Eight (8) Primary Communication Theory Textbooks:
Anderson, R., & Ross, V. (1998). Questions of communication: A practical introduction to theory (2nd ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press. n/a
Cragan, J. F., & Shields, D.C. (1998). Understanding communication theory: The communicative forces for human action. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 277-279
Griffin, E. (2000). A first look at communication theory (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. n/a
Griffin, E. (1997). A first look at communication theory (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.n/a
Infante, D. A., Rancer, A. S., & Womack, D. F. (1997). Building communication theory (3rd ed.). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press. 418-424
Littlejohn, S. W. (1999). Theories of human communication (6th ed). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. n/a
West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2000). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. N/A
Wood, J. T. (1997). Communication theories in action: An introduction.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. N/A