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Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice

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Specifically addressing how interpersonal communication as process is potentially impeded because of how we are socialized to think about racial differences, this exciting and much-anticipated second edition of Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice guides readers in applying the valuable contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. Authors Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris 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 the solution process. New to the Second Edition"Incorporates new topics: " This edition includes discussions of whiteness and diversity management within the workplace and a brand new chapter on interracial conflict."Provides updated statistics, research studies, and examples: "Changes reflect the state of study in a post-9/11 society, including discussions of how the media frame race in relation to Middle Easterners and Latinos and pending issues relative to illegal immigration."Offers student reflections: " Chapter concepts are brought to life through self-reflections about race as experienced by students enrolled in an interracial communication course."Presents additional reflections by the authors: " Each author offers new experiences to help readers understand how race is salient in their everyday lives, including friendships; romantic relationships; organizational, public, and group settings; and the mass media."Gives attention to all predominant U.S. races: " The book addresses African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Latino/a Americans, andNative Americans???in addition to discussing multiracial Americans. Intended Audience This is an ideal core text for courses such as Interracial Communication, Intercultural Communication, International or Global Communication, and Race, Gender, and Media in departments of speech communication, mass communication, and ethnic studies.
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This exciting and much-anticipated Second Edition of Interracial Communication: Theory into Practice guides readers in applying the valuable contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. Authors Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris 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 the solution process. Part I of the book 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 these concepts and theories to interracial communication practices in specific, everyday contexts: friendships; romantic relationships; organizational, public, and group settings; and the mass media.
Mark P. Orbe (PhD, Ohio University) is professor of communication and diversity in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University, where he also holds a joint appointment in the gender and women's studies program. He conducts research in interpersonal-intercultural communication, co-cultural communication, intergroup relations, mass media representations of underrepresented group members, and negotiation/intersection of multiple cultural identities. Over his career, has published ten books and hundreds of journal articles and book chapters. He is also founder and president of Dumela Communications, a full-service consulting company that specializes in providing services for clients committed to enhancing their communication cultural competencies. Tina M. Harris (PhD, University of Kentucky) is professor of communication studies at the University of Georgia. She has been recognized with the Josiah T. Meigs Teaching Professorship and received the Georgia Board of Regents' 2006 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for her scholarship on race and pedagogy in the college classroom. She is co-author of three books: Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice (2008, SAGE), Mediating Cultures: Parenting in Intercultural Contexts (2012, Lexington Books), and Religion and Communication: An Anthology of Extensions in Theory, Research, and Method (2012, Peter Lang). She teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of interracial, interpersonal, and African American relational communication, as well as graduate courses in interracial communication and media, communication, and race. Her research interests are mass media representations of race, pedagogy and race, religious communication, and interracial communication, which are published in numerous communication journals.
Preface I. Foundations for Interracial Communication Theory and Practice 1. Studying Interracial Communication Defining Interracial Communication Why Study Interracial Communication? Acknowledging Racial Locations Setting the Stage for Discussions of Race Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 2. The History of Race History of Racial Classification Economic and Political Expansion and Race The Biological Foundations of Race The Sociopolitical Construction of Race The Significance of Race Today Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 3. The Power of Language, Labels, and Naming The Power of Language The Power of Labels Nonverbal Communication Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 4. Racial and Ethnic Identity Negotiation Approaches to Studying Identity Focus on Racial/Ethnic Identity Cultural Identity Development Models Communication Theory of Identity Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 5. Recognizing Multiple Self-Identities and Other Identities Acknowledging Multiple Cultural Identities Potentially Salient Aspects of Cultural Identity Intersections of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and SES Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 6. Theoretical Approaches to Studying Interracial Communication Interracial Communication Models Theorizing Interracial Communication Understanding Different Forms of Racialized Communication Theorizing Satisfying Communication Understanding Interracial Communication Processes Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning II. Interracial Communication in Specific Contexts 7. Interracial Friendships The Significance of Interracial Friendships History and Interracial Friendships Six Orders of Contact Understanding the Contact Hypothesis Educational Institutions as a Site for Interracial Friendships Effective Communication Strategies Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 8. Interracial Romantic Relationships Current Trends in Interracial Romantic Relationships The History of Interracial Romantic Relationships Mental Models of Interracial Romantic Relationships Theories on Interracial Relationships Social Forces that Influence Interracial Romantic Relationships Creating New Mental Models Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 9. Interracial Communication in the Context of Organizations Organizational Communication Understanding Organizational Theories Organizational Culture Racializing the Organizational Context General Organizational Principles Practicing Diversity Management Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 10. Interracial Conflict Contextual Sources of Conflict Conflict Styles Thinking Critically About Existing Research A Case Study in Interracial Unity Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 11. Race/Ethnicity, Interracial Communication, and the Mass Media The Importance of the Mass Media Mass Media Representations of Racialized Others Racialized Television Viewing Habits The Internet as a Mass Media Venue Implications and Consequences of Media Images Fostering an "Enlightened Racism" Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning 12. Moving From the Theoretical to the Practical Identifying Potential Barriers to Interracial Communication Setting the Stage for Effective Interracial Communication Fostering Interracial Dialogue Conclusion Opportunities for Extended Learning Glossary References Author Index Subject Index About the Authors
Author
Mark P. Orbe, Tina M. Harris
Short Title
INTERRACIAL COMMUNICATION 2/E
Pages
321
Publisher
Sage Publications (CA)
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
1412954584
ISBN-13
9781412954587
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
305.800
Year
2007
Publication Date
2007-08-31
Subtitle
Theory into Practice
Replaces
9780534528508
Imprint
SAGE Publications Inc
Place of Publication
Thousand Oaks
Country of Publication
United States
Affiliation
Western Michigan University
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