Narratives of Storytelling across Cultures: The Complexities of Intercultural Communication

Narratives of Storytelling across Cultures: The Complexities of Intercultural Communication


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Narratives of Storytelling Across Cultures demonstrates how meaning found within interpersonal communication is not universal across all cultures. Miscommunication can occur when the foundations of cultural meaning within stories, as told socially and within media, vary among different cultures. Positioned within the communication and media field, this book connects issues of societal tension and political battles to media portrayals, social communication events, and power dynamics that result when people with different meanings systems attempt to negotiate "truth" among their competing narratives. After establishing the theoretical foundation of the book, contributors provide specific case studies that demonstrate underlying cultural components and complexities that lead to these issues. Tony R. DeMars and Gabriel Tait have assembled contributors with research, experience, and understanding of intercultural communication challenges in different social groups, allowing the book to take on a broader scope of intercultural communication. Scholars of communication, conflict resolution, political science, sociology, and media studies will find this book particularly useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498589413
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/18/2019
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 8.93(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Tony R. DeMars is professor of mass media and journalism at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Gabriel B. Tait is assistant professor of diversity and media at Ball State University.

Table of Contents

Preface: Narratives in Storytelling Across Cultures: Traditional, International and Social Communication Chapter 1: Ideology and Culture: Social Creation of Meaning Chapter 2: The Stories We (Don't) Tell About the White Poor Chapter 3: The Wall That Thomas Jefferson Didn't Build: Modern Myth Turns a Mistaken Tradition Into a Legal Pitfall Chapter 4: White Nationalism and Donald Trump: How Ambiguous Language Can Create a Space for Hate Chapter 5: Learning to Fly: The Pedagogy of Ethnicity and the Role of Jewish Heritage in Superman Chapter 6: Black Press Narratives in The Digital Age Chapter 7: Black Twitter Narratives Chapter 8: African Americans in the Headlines: News Discourse and Stereotypes Chapter 9: How Culture Frames Narrative: A Case Study Comparison of English-Language and Spanish-Language News Coverage Chapter 10: Esto no es un Problema Político, es Moral: Examining News Narratives of the 2018 U.S. Border Policy in Spanish and English Chapter 11: Reclaiming Liberian Narratives Through Photography: Seeing Beyond Our Sight Chapter 12: Social Media Campaign to Improve Religious Tolerance in Pakistan Chapter 13: Snakes, Swords, Blood and Sacrifice: Exploring Hybridity, Silence and Witnessing in the Emerging Narratives of Guåhan Chapter 14: Roti & Ritual: Reimagining the Guyanese and Indian Diasporas Through Food Culture Chapter 15: Who Tells the Story of Uganda? Cultural and Political Factors Influencing Local and International News Coverage

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