Now in its 6th edition, Fred Jandt's international bestseller continues to offer students an accessible and exciting introduction to the art of effectively communicating across group barriers. Packed with thought-provoking examples, photos, vignettes, quotes, cases, and stories that spark students' interest and challenge them to reassess existing viewpoints, An Introduction to Intercultural Communication remains an invaluable text and a leader in its field. New and continuing features include: an environment-focused box in each chapter discusses how the environment relates to each topic; 'Focus on Theory' boxes ground practical material in communication and social theory; expanded coverage of immigration; global examples updated throughout; new and expanded photo essays; new companion website featuring test questions, student activities, sample syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations; and, student site featuring web activities and resources, study quizzes, e-Flashcards, and SAGE journal articles. An accompanying reader, Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader , is also available and can be used alone or in conjunction with this text.
Fred E. Jandt (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University) is Professor of Communication at CSU San Bernardino. He was a visiting professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and has also taught at SUNY-Brockport (where he became SUNY's first director of faculty development). For SAGE, he is the author of a best-selling introductory textbook, An Introduction to Intercultural Communication: Identities in a Global Community, 4e (2004), and the editor of Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader (2004); in addition, he's also the author of Win-Win Negotiating (1985, Wiley; translated into 7 languages), Effective Interviewing for Paralegals, 2e (1994, Anderson), Straight Answers to People Problems (1993, McGraw-Hill), Conflict Resolution through Communication (1975, Harper Collins) and co-editor of Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases (1996). He attends and presents at major national and international conferences.