Written to encourage a deeper understanding of and an active role in intercultural justice, Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective by Rona Tamiko Halualani provides students with an in-depth examination of contemporary intercultural communication through the lens of power. Through this unique perspective, the book demonstrates how micro communication acts, encounters, and relationships between and within cultural groups can influence and be influenced by macro structures, organizations, and forces – and vice versa. The book contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Intercultural Communication - Features and Benefits
Narratives at the beginning of each chapter feature personal stories that illustrate how concepts are experienced on an everyday basis by individuals across different cultures. These narratives effectively introduce critical concepts within each chapter in a meaningful and relatable way.
Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter set the stage for learning and prepare students to engage with new concepts and ideas.
Questions and Activities are provided at the end of each chapter to encourage critical thinking and reflection and stimulate class discussion.
Keywords are presented in bold text throughout the book and listed at the end of every chapter, helping students build their vocabulary and knowledge of applicable approaches and concepts. Additionally, Summaries help to reinforce key learnings and support retention.