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A cultural approach to interpersonal communication: essential readings

Author: Leila Monaghan; Jane E Goodman
Publisher: Malden, Mass. Blackwell 2007
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Starting from the premise that interpersonal communication is inseparable from culture, this collection moves beyond traditional approaches to the subject by foregrounding the ways in which  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Monaghan; Jane E Goodman
ISBN: 9781405125956 1405125950 9781405125949 1405125942
OCLC Number: 901376103
Description: 482 p.
Contents: Notes on Contributors. Preface for Instructors. Editors' Acknowledgments. Acknowledgments to Sources. Introduction: Jane E. Goodman and Leila Monaghan. Part I: Ethnographer's Toolkit. Introduction. 1. Body Ritual among the Nacirema: Horace Miner. 2. Culture Blends: Michael Agar. 3. Five Principles: Richard Bauman. 4. Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture: Clifford Geertz. 5. Winking as Social Business: Jane E. Goodman. 6. Speaking of Ethnography: Leila Monaghan. 7. The Emergent Quality of Performance: Richard Bauman. 8. Poetics, Play, Process, and Power: The Performative Turn in Anthropology: Dwight Conquergood. 9. Narrative Lessons: Elinor Ochs. 10. Greetings in the Desert: Ibrahim Ag Youssouf, Allen D. Grimshaw, and Charles S. Bird. 11. Let Your Words Be Few: Symbolism of Speaking and Silence among Seventeenth-Century Quakers: Richard Bauman. 12. "To Give Up on Words": Silence in Western Apache Culture: Keith Basso. 13. What We Need Is Communication: "Communication" as a Cultural Category in Some American: Speech: Tamar Katriel and Gerry Philipsen. 14. Writing Cousin Joe: Choice and Control Over Orthographic Representation in a Blues Singer's Autobiography: Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer. 15. Talking Culture: Ethnography and Conversation Analysis: Michael Moerman. Part II: Ethnography of Talk: From Language Form to Social Solidarity. Introduction. 16. The Triangle of Linguistic Structure: Robin Tolmach Lakoff. 17. The Grammar of Politics and the Politics of Grammar: From Bangladesh to the United States: James Wilce. 18. Conversations: The Link between Words and the World: Leila Monaghan. 19. Conversational Signals and Devices: Deborah Tannen. 20. A Cultural Approach to Male--Female Miscommunication: Daniel N. Maltz and Ruth A. Borker. 21. Preface and "Put Down that Paper and Talk to Me!": Rapport-talk and Report-talk: Deborah Tannen. 22. Swearing: Lars Andersson and Peter Trudgill. 23. Swearing as a Function of Gender in the Language of Midwestern American College Students: Thomas E. Murray. Part III: Communication and Social Groups: The Work of Belonging. Introduction. 24. Speech Communities: R. A. Hudson. 25. Encounters: Erving Goffman. 26. Symbols of Category Membership: Penelope Eckert. 27. Word Up: Social Meanings of Slang in California Youth Culture: Mary Bucholtz. 28. Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls: Rachel Simmons. 29. Sporting Formulae in New Zealand English: Two Models of Male Solidarity: Koenraad Kuiper. 30. Inner-City Teens and Face-Work: Avoiding Violence and Maintaining Honor: Robert Garot. 31. Speech Play: John Holmes McDowell. 32. "If I'm Lyin, I'm Flyin": The Game of Insult in Black Language: Geneva Smitherman. Part IV: Interpersonal Communication in Institutional Settings: Structure and the Exercise of Power. Introduction. 33. Language and the Power of Men: Scott Fabius Kiesling. 34. Mayor Daley's Council Speech: A Cultural Analysis: Gerry Philipsen. 35. Linguistic Ideology and Praxis in US Law School Classrooms: Elizabeth Mertz. 36. Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroom: Susan U. Philips. 37. Footing: Erving Goffman. 38. "An Association for the 21st Century": Performance and Social Change among Berbers in Paris: Jane E. Goodman. 39. Signing: Leila Monaghan. 40. Variation in Sign Languages: Barbara LeMaster and Leila Monaghan. 41. The Founding of Two Deaf Churches: The Interplay of Deaf and Christian Identities: Leila Monaghan. 42. Attacking the Bureaucratic Language of Car Sales: A Case Study of A Car Sales Event: Roger W. Shuy. Appendix I: Read This First: How to Read and Present on Complex Texts. Appendix II: Ethnography Assignments. Ethnography of Greetings. Ethnography Proposal. Ethnography Project: Tape, Fieldnotes, and Transcript. Ethnography Project: SPEAKING Paper. Final Ethnography Paper. Index
Responsibility: Leila Monaghan [edit.]; Jane E. Goodman [edit.].

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