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  • Translation of Culturesby Petra Rudiger; Konrad Gross

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60

    Perhaps more than in any other period in modern history, our globalized present is characterized by a constant interaction of, and exposure to, different peoples, regions, ways of life, traditions, languages, and cultures. Cross-boundary communication today comes in various shapes: as mutual exchange, open dialogue, enforced process, misunderstanding,... more...

  • New Media, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory after Postmodernismby Robert Samuels

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book argues that we have moved into a new cultural period, automodernity, which represents a social, psychological, and technological reaction to postmodernity. In fact, by showing how individual autonomy is now being generated through technological and cultural automation, Samuels posits that we must rethink modernity and postmodernity. Part... more...

  • Empire and Communicationsby Harold A. Innis; Alexander John Watson

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 19.99

    Empire and Communications is one of Innis?s most important contributions to the debate about how media influences the development of consciousness and societies. more...

  • Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Academic Discourseby Eija Suomela-Salmi; Fred Dervin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    My aim in this article is to examine two types of discourse features, through a semantic analysis of the occurrences of the word university in the Preamble to the Magna Charta Universitatum of Bologna. I will firstly look at extra-linguistic phenomena, in particular the discursive elaboration of the identity of European society, and then focus on... more...

  • Dialogue in Intercultural Communitiesby Claudio Baraldi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Conclusions highlight the ways in which the use of language in interactions provides important cues for analyzing the cultural presuppositions of CISV activities, through both empowering dialogues and disempowering monologues. The analysis of interactions and participants’ narratives shows both (1) dyadic hierarchical interactions associated... more...

  • The Language of Outsourced Call Centersby Eric Friginal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The Language of Outsourced Call Centers is the first book to explore a large-scale corpus representing the typical kinds of interactions and communicative tasks in outsourced call centers located in the Philippines and serving American customers. The specific goals of this book are to conduct a corpus-based register comparison between outsourced... more...

  • Silence in Intercultural Communicationby Ikuko Nakane

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    How and why is silence used interculturally? Approaching the phenomenon of silence from multiple perspectives, this book shows how silence is used, perceived and at times misinterpreted in intercultural communication. Using a model of key aspects of silence in communication ? linguistic, cognitive and sociopsychological ? and fundamental levels of... more...

  • Acculturatedby Naomi Schaefer Riley; Christine Rosen

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    ?Sizing up and taking down the things we read, watch, and play, this all-star team of analysts provides a series of delights and surprises that will make you ponder anew the deep structures that inform our lives, even when we think we?re off-duty.??Kyle Smith, movie critic, New York Post Contemporary popular culture, from books to film to television... more...

  • Kulturelle Grundlagen der Medialisierung in Südkoreaby Klemens Schwitzer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Die Auseinandersetzung mit der Republik Korea, gemeinhin Südkorea bezeichnet, findet gewöhnlich im ökonomischen (Stichwort "Tigerstaat"), oder politikwissenschaftlichen Kontext (Nord-Süd-Konflikt) statt. Die medialen Eigenheiten und Hintergründe dagegen werden kaum thematisiert und verbleiben deshalb weitgehend unerforscht. Um dem zu begegnen, stellt... more...

  • A Beginner's Guide to the Deep Culture Experienceby Joseph Shaules

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 24.99

    Shaules proposes the idea of a deep culture journey,? in which travelers pursue the entire cross-cultural experience. more...