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Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice 3ed

by Mark P Orbe and Tina M Harris SAGE Publications, Inc
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Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice, Third Edition, by Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris, guides readers in applying the contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. The authors offer a comprehensive, practical foundation for dialogue on interracial communication, as well as a resource that stimulates thinking and encourages readers to become active participants in dialogue across racial barriers. Part I provides a foundation for studying interracial communication and includes chapters on the history of race and racial categories, the importance of language, the development of racial and cultural identities, and current and classical theoretical approaches. Part II applies this information to interracial communication practices in specific, everyday contexts, including friendships, romantic relationships, the mass media, and organizational, public, and group settings. This Third Edition includes the latest data, new research studies and examples, all-new photos, and important new topics.

PrefacePart I: Foundations for Interracial Communication: Theory and Practice1. Studying Interracial Communication2. The History of Race3. The Power of Verbal and Nonverbal Codes4. Racial and Ethnic Identity Negotiation5. Intersectionality of Identities6. Theoretical Approaches to Studying Interracial Communication7. Racial Hierarchies as International Communication PhenomenaPart II: Interracial Communication in Specific Contexts8. Friendships and Romantic Relationships9. Interracial Communication in the Workplace10. Interracial Conflict11. Race/Ethnicity and the Mass Media12. Moving From the Theoretical to the PracticalGlossaryReferencesAuthor IndexSubject IndexAbout the Authors

“A very unique and excellent read on not only intercultural communication, but also the vernacular surrounding race and ethnicity.”
Mark P. Orbe (Ph.D., Ohio University) conducts research in interpersonal communication, co-cultural communication, intergroup relations, African American communication, mass media representations of underrepresented group members, negotiation/intersection of multiple cultural identities. He is the author of Constructing Co-Cultural Theory (©1997, SAGE), co-author of the textbook Interracial Communication: Theory into Practice (A©2001, Wadsworth), co-editor of the forthcoming Building Diverse Communities through Communication Research (Erlbaum), and has contributed chapters to numerous books. He is the editor of the Journal of Intergroup Relations, currently sits on the editorial boards of Womenas Studies in Communication and Communication Studies, and has published in the following journals: Health Communication; Communication Quarterly; Communication Theory; International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Tina M. Harris - The University of Georgia, USA