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1983. Intercultural Communication Theory: Current Perspectives by Wiliam B. Gudykunst
2000. Technology and In/Equality: Questioning the Information Society by Sally Wyatt et al.

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Gudykunst, William. 'Intercultural Communication Theory: Current Perspectives', first published in 1983 in the United States in hardback by Sage Publications, 311pp, ISBN 0803919700. Condition: good, clean copy with small dent in middle of top edge on front cover and there is a name from a previous owners written just inside the front cover. There is no dustjacket. Price: £5.45, not including post and packing
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Contents:
Preface
PART 1: INTRODUCTION:
1. Theorizing in Intercultural Communication: An Introduction by William B. Gudykunst
2. Cultural Assumptions of East and West: Japan and the United States by Roichi Okabe
3. Theory Building in Intercultural Communication: Synthesizing the Action Caucus by L. E. Sarbaugh and Nobleza Asuncion-Lande

PART TWO: THEORIES BASED ON TRADITIONAL COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVES:
4. A Constructivist Outline by James L. Applegate and Howard E. Sypher
5. Rules, Theories: Varieties, Limitations and Potentials by W. Barnett Pearce and Richard L. Wiseman
6. Forming Intercultural Bonds by Vernon E. Cronen and Robert Shuter
7. Returning to Rhetoric by Jolene Koester and Carl B. Holmberg
8. A System-Theoretic View by Brent D. Ruben

PART III: NEW THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS:
9.Mass Media and Culture: Toward an Integrated Theory
10. Cultural Convergence: A Mathematical Theory by George A. Barnett and D. Lawrence Kincaid
11. Adaptive Intercultural Communication by Huber W. Ellingsworth
12. The Roots of Conflict: A Theory and Typology by Dennis W. Tafoya

PART IV: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES:
13. Codes and Contexts: An Argument for Their Description by Ralph E. Cooley
14. Language Theory and Linguistic Principles by Nobleza Asuncion-Lande
15. Culture and the Attribution Process: Barriers to Effective Communication by Peter Ehrenhaus
16. The Phenomenological Approach by Joseph J. Pilotta
17. Toward a Grounded Theory by Bernard I. Blackman
18. Toward Multiple Philosophical Approaches by Molefi Kate Asante and Erik Vora

Name Index; Subject Index; About the Authors

Wyatt, Sally et al. 'Technology and In/Equality: Questioning the Information Society', published in 2000 by Routledge in paperback, 242pp, ISBN0415230233. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this item on Amazon
2000, Routledge, pbk
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About this book/synopsis: The book takes the reader through the various implications of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) through the use of case studies that show their applications in three main areas - in the media, education and training, and in the workplace.

Issues of access and control over crucial resources such as knowledge, information, skills, and income are particularly keen in these areas. Historical perspective is used to show how new technologies have not always lived up to the democratising promises they made or offered; that new technologies are in reality unequally distributed.

All the chapters question what 'technology' and 'inequality' really mean; and they also examine the widespread association of technology with progress.

Chapters:
Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors
1. Critical Perspectives on technologies, in/equalities and the information society by Flis Henwood, Sally Wyatt, Nod Miller and Peter Senker

Part I.
Promises and threats: access and control in media technologies

2. Access is not the only problem: using and controlling the Internet by Graham Thomas and Sally Wyatt
3. Panaceas and promises of democratic participation: reactions to new channels, from the wireless to the World Wide Web by Rod Allen and Nod Miller
4. Public service broadcasting and new distribution technologies: issues of equality, access and choice in the transactional television environment by Kathy Walker
5. Limited Horizons (inc.): access, democracy and technology in community television in Canada by Herbert F. Pimlott

Part II
Exclusion, Inclusion and Segregation: new technology and skill in education

6. A tale of two cultures? Gender and inequality in computer education by Flis Henwood, Sarah Plumeridge and Linda Stepulevage
7. Tending to the tamagotchi: rhetoric and reality in the use of new technologies for distance learning by Nod Miller, Helen Kennedy and Linda Leung

Part III.
Technology, inequality and economic development

8. Social inequality, technology and economic growth by Chris Freeman
9. Inequality, work and technology in the services sector by Gavin Poynter and Alvaro de Miranda
10. A dynamic perspective on technology, economic inequality and development by Peter Senker
Bibliography; Index

2000, Routledge, hbk

2000, Routledge, pbk

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