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Global Dialectics in Intercultural Communication

Case Studies


Edited By Jolanta A. Drzewiecka and Thomas K. Nakayama

This book is an edited collection of case studies of contemporary issues in culture and communication around the world. Framed around a dialectical approach to intercultural communication, this collection offers a useful framework for thinking about contemporary research in this area. It offers in-depth cultural information about a broad range of specific cases in different places around the world. It is an ideal book to use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in culture and communication, global communication and intercultural communication courses. Scholars interested in contemporary work in intercultural communication will find this collection essential in mapping the state of the art in this area.


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Nilanjana Bardhan is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, USA. Her research interests span intercultural/transnational communication, postcolonial theory, and the commu- nicative construction of identity in human and mediated environments. She also conducts research in the area of public relations, specifically in global contexts. She has published articles in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communi- cation, Mass Communication & Society, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Interna- tional Journal of Strategic Communication, Journal of Communication Management, and the Journal of Health Communication. She is the coeditor of the books Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts: Multi-paradigmatic Perspectives and Identity Research and Communication: Intercultural Reflections and Future Directions. She is coauthor of Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication: Commu- nicating as Global Citizens. Heinz Bonfadelli is professor emeritus at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zürich. He conducted research and published on uses and effects of mass media in fields such as children and media, health campaigns, environmental communication, media and migration. xiv | contributors Massimo Di Felice is a sociologist with a PhD in Communication. He is professor of Theory of Digital Communication in the School of Arts and Communication, University of São Paulo (ECA/USP). He is coordinator of ATOPOS (ECA/USP), a research center that develops interdisciplinary and international studies on social changes promoted by the advent of new digital communication technologies. He is also a Visiting Professor at Libera Universitàdi Lingue...

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