Giles, Howard / Reid, Scott / Harwood, Jake (eds.)
The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication
Year of Publication: 2010
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. VIII, 331 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4331-0398-8 hardback (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4331-0397-1 pb. (Softcover)
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The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication provides a timely and comprehensive review of work at the intersection of intergroup relations and communication. Chapters written by experts in the field overview current research and present directions for the future. The book is divided into sections addressing specific groups, intergroup communication processes, and core contexts in which intergroup communication occurs. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, and featuring short yet detailed chapters, the book should appeal to scholars looking for a broad overview of this growing area, as well as being appropriate for use as a text in undergraduate and graduate classes.
Contents: Howard Giles/Scott A. Reid/Jake Harwood: Introducing the Dynamics of Intergroup Communication - Maykel Verkuyten: Ethnic Communication and Identity Performance - Pamela Kalbfleisch: Gendered Language as a Dynamic Intergroup Process - Mary Lee Hummert: Age Group Identity, Age Stereotypes, and Communication in a Life Span Context - John Drury: Identity Dynamics in Adolescent-Adult Communication - Howard Giles/Charles W. Choi/Travis L. Dixon: Police-Civilian Encounters - Jason Klocek/Cristina Novoa/Fathali M. Moghaddam: Communication Across Religions - Scott A. Reid/Grace L. Anderson: Language, Social Identity, and Stereotyping - Robbie M. Sutton: The Creative Power of Language in Social Cognition and Intergroup Relations - Richard Clément/Jessica Shulman/Sara Rubenfeld: Bi- and Multilingualism Between Diversity and Globalization - Donald G. Ellis: Democratic Argument and Deliberation Between Ethnopolitically Divided Groups - Paul D. Myers/Michael Stohl: Terrorism, Identity, and Group Boundaries - Lance S. Rintamaki/Dale E. Brashers: Stigma and Intergroup Communication - Stephen Reicher: The Mobilizing of Intergroup Hatred - Jordan Soliz: Family as an Intergroup Domain - Dana Mastro: Intergroup Communication in the Context of Traditional Media - Joseph B. Walther/Caleb T. Carr: Internet Interaction and Intergroup Dynamics - Kim Peters/Thomas Morton/S. Alexander Haslam: Communication Silos and Social Identity Complexity in Organizations - Melinda M. Villagrán/Lisa Sparks: Social Identity and Health Contexts - Paul M. Haridakis: Rival Sports Fans and Intergroup Communication - Donald M. Taylor/Michael King/Esther Usborne: Towards Theoretical Diversity in Intergroup Communication - Scott A. Reid/Jinguang Zhang/Howard Giles/Jake Harwood: An Evolutionary Perspective on Social Identity and Intergroup Communication.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editors: Howard Giles is Professor of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara and previously Professor of Social Psychology as well as Head of Psychology at the University of Bristol, England. He is current and Founding Editor and Co-Editor of the Journal of Language & Social Psychology and the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication as well as past President of the International Communication Association and the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. His research explores very different areas of applied intergroup communication research and theory, with a focus on intergenerational communication and aging across cultures and, more recently, police-civilian relations.
Scott Reid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests are in social identity, group processes, and intergroup relations. He has published empirical and theoretical work on leadership, status hierarchy formation in small groups, power, media uses and perceptions, and social influence.
Jake Harwood is Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. He is author of Understanding Communication and Aging (2007) and co-editor of Intergroup Communication: Multiple Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2005). His recent publications have appeared in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Communication, and Communication Monographs. He was editor of Human Communication Research from 2006-2009. In 2004, he was the recipient of the National Communication Association's Giles/Nussbaum Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service to the field of communication and aging.
«The extraordinary breadth of the chapters in this book is testament to the richness and diversity of the field of intergroup communication, studied here with theoretical eclecticism and methodological pluralism. The editors more than fulfil their goal of showcasing the dynamics of these phenomena, and moreover doing so for a range of significant group memberships across an array of contexts.» (Miles Hewstone, University of Oxford, England)
«'The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication' features a variety of well-written and cutting-edge chapters examining how intergroup relations get constructed, perpetuated and changed through communication. The edited collection should generate interest and excitement about the connections between social psychology and communication in this growing area, and the book deserves wide readership among researchers and students in both areas.» (John Turner, Australian National University, Canberra)
«This volume is an excellent sampler for all scholars interested in the connections between social identity and communication. In this easy-to-read book, the editors bring together a wide and diverse group of authors to cover the theoretical and empirical ground in this key domain comprehensively. There are fresh looks at well-researched contexts as well as examination of new areas that deserve more attention. The wide and diverse reference list will get scholars started in these areas and more, and points the way to new research in this important area.» (Cynthia Gallois, University of Queensland, Brisbane)
«A veritable Who's Who of communication scholars and social psychologists who study intergroup communication. This tour de force focuses not only on communication between groups - a key issues of our time - but, more broadly, on how relations between groups and one's position in an intergroup context affect all aspects of communication. This book showcases contemporary theory and research; building on classic contributions, it sets an exhilarating new agenda for intergroup research that will inspire communication scholars and social psychologists alike.» (Michael A. Hogg, Claremont Graduate School, California)
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