Incorporating the theory, research, and lived experiences of communication scholars, this comprehensive text fills a need in the market for an up-to-date, research-based text that offers balanced coverage of the dynamics of racial communication. The first section of the book provides a foundation for studying interracial communication and includes chapters on the history of race and racial categories, the importance of language, the development of racial and cultural identities, and various theoretical approaches. The second section takes the foundation concepts presented in Part I and uses them to help students understand how interracial communication plays out in a number of contexts: friendships and romantic relationships, organizations, public and group settings, and the mass media. Chapter 12 concludes the book by making the connection of theory and practice clear and applicable for improving interracial communication.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc