Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication

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Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication examines intercultural communication through an array of cultural and personal perspectives, with each of its contributors writing a first-person account of his or her experiences in the real world. While most readers are collections of scholarly essays that describe intercultural communication, Our Voices presents short, student-oriented readings chosen with an eye toward engaging the reader. Collectively, the readings tackle the key areas of communication--rhetoric, mass communication, and interpersonal communication--using a uniquely expansive and humanist perspective that provides a voice to otherwise marginalized members of society. Praised by students for its abundance of short, first-person narratives, Our Voices traverses topics as diverse as queer identity, racial discourse in the United States, "survival mechanisms" in Jamaican speech, and codes of communication in nontraditional families.

Empowering and educating students in equal measure, Our Voices is an ideal reader for any intercultural communication course.

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Bowling Green State University; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; San Francisco State University

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"Students like the short essays, which is a sign of the times. To me this is both a strength and weakness in the book. The strength comes from the "I" focus so that the voices are revealed in a way most of my students have not encountered before this book, so that the overall impact is positive."
Don Boileau, George Mason University, using Gonzalez (9 of 10 to adopt)


"I especially appreciate the fact the fact that the articles are written by scholars with various cultural backgrounds. It provides credible accounts of individuals' cultural experiences...the major strength of the book as compared to others in the market is the unique angle and perspective provided by its first-hand, story-telling style." --Mei Zhong, San Diego State University


"One of the strengths of this book is that it doesn't look at intercultural communication phenomena as 'objectively given', but rather as 'subjectively problematic' by integrating communication theory yet allowing perso


"I especially appreciate the fact the fact that the articles are written by scholars with various cultural backgrounds. It provides credible accounts of individuals' cultural experiences...the major strength of the book as compared to others in the market is the unique angle and perspective provided by its first-hand, story-telling style." --Mei Zhong, San Diego State University


"One of the strengths of this book is that it doesn't look at intercultural communication phenomena as 'objectively given', but rather as 'subjectively problematic' by integrating communication theory yet allowing persons to speak in their true cultural voices. If the idea is to create cultural understanding in a way that students from various groups will not tune out from the beginning, certainly the editors of this book took on a daunting task."--C. Thomas Preston, Gainesville State College


"I very much like the approach of this text. The attention to the voices of historicallyl


"I especially appreciate the fact the fact that the articles are written by scholars with various cultural backgrounds. It provides credible accounts of individuals' cultural experiences...the major strength of the book as compared to others in the market is the unique angle and perspective provided by its first-hand, story-telling style." --Mei Zhong, San Diego State University


"One of the strengths of this book is that it doesn't look at intercultural communication phenomena as 'objectively given', but rather as 'subjectively problematic' by integrating communication theory yet allowing persons to speak in their true cultural voices. If the idea is to create cultural understanding in a way that students from various groups will not tune out from the beginning, certainly the editors of this book took on a daunting task."--C. Thomas Preston, Gainesville State College


"I very much like the approach of this text. The attention to the voices of historically marginalized authors and the use of personal voice, rather than other approaches that have historically Othered and silenced us, are important in understanding the goals of this book."--Bernadette Calafell, Syracuse University


"If I can put it this way--the realness of this text is its most distinctive feature. In it we read about the struggles, the successes, the challenges, the learning experiences, the joys, and the spiritual uplift and rejuvenation of the authors. We have academic language combined with cultural language(s). All of it comes together succinctly to make crucial points regarding our identity. The articles are not too long, either, which is a joy to students, but they provide enough material to get students thinking critically about issues they've either encountered or not." --Patreece Boone, St. Louis University


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