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Group Identity and Communication Difficulties

Ogone John Obiero

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ISBN 10: 363907503X / ISBN 13: 9783639075038
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140 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.This book aims to inform both scholars and the public about the nature and extent of intergroup communication difficulties. In Kenya, as in other parts of the world, the transport industry is fast becoming essential to the increasing pace of life. But in the Kenyan situation, a unique and very influential culture is emerging since the industry brings together all manner of people with diverse interests, lifestyles, and specialities. With regard to communication among such people, the book traces instances of communicative difficulties within the framework of intergroup interaction between two foremost groups in public transport. Specifically, this book systematically investigates how the interplay of intergroup variables such as group identity, social stereotypes, and communicative distances may be the cause of communication breakdown, and how such breakdown may result in conflictual relationships between the groups involved. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639075038

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Title: Group Identity and Communication ...

Publisher: VDM Verlag

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This book aims to inform both scholars and the public about the nature and extent of intergroup communication difficulties. In Kenya, as in other parts of the world, the transport industry is fast becoming essential to the increasing pace of life. But in the Kenyan situation,a unique and very influential culture is emerging since the industry brings together all manner of people with diverse interests, lifestyles, and specialities. With regard to communication among such people, the book traces instances of communicative difficulties within the framework of intergroup interaction between two foremost groups in public transport. Specifically, this book systematically investigates how the interplay of intergroup variables such as group identity, social stereotypes, and communicative distances may be the cause of communication breakdown, and how such breakdown may result in conflictual relationships between the groups involved.

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Obiero Ogone teaches Linguistics at Maseno University, Kenya; but is presently on a research stay at Leipzig and Hamburg Universities in Germany. He was born in Kakiki Village, Nyanyong'o Plateau, Kisumu District-Kenya, and obtained his bachelor and Masters degrees from Moi and Maseno Universities respectively.

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