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Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures (6th Edition)

Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures (6th Edition)
Author: Myron W. Lustig - Jolene Koester
ISBN 13: 9780205595754
ISBN 10: 205595758
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-02-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $113.00

Presenting balanced coverage of skills and theory, Intercultural Competence provides readers with the knowledgeable background and necessary skills to succeed in today's multicultural environment.

Blending both the practical and theoretical, this thoroughly researched book offers readers an enjoyable read and contemporary coverage of the impact of technology on intercultural communication and cutting-edge interpersonal scholarship. Intercultural Competence provides a discussion of important ethical and social issues relating to intercultural communication and encourages readers to apply theory through vivid examples to better prepare them to interact in intercultural relationships.


Chapters on cultural differences in communication, verbal and nonverbal codes, and variations in persuasion focus on practical reasons for understanding people from different cultures, and help undergraduates develop competence in intercultural and interpersonal communication. This second edition highlights health care, education, and business as areas where people from different cultures converge, and contains expanded discussion of ethical and social issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)