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Return to Book Page. Communication Between Cultures by Larry A. The new edition of this leading gives students an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures.

It’s renowned for being the only text on the market to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication.

Packed with the latest research and filled with numerous, compelling examples that force students to examine their own assumptions and cultural biases, this book helps students understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication.

The book is divided into four interrelated parts: Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action.

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Lists with This Book. Samovaar book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 19, Ray rated it liked it. Like the other reviewer said, way too long and wordy for the amount of wisdom it contains. If you don’t know anything about culture, then this might be useful, even then, you might be just fine reading the summary of each chapter instead of reading the whole thing. I think they could have synthesized more and quoted less and the book would be twice as good with half the length.


Page 72, “The importance of worldview to the study of intercultural communication cannot be overstated. How about just say, “Worldview is essential to Intercultural communication.

The author surely tries, with 6 quotations no less. These kind of vague, uninsightful statements abound in this book. Nov 21, Jon rated it did not cjltures it Shelves: Touchy feely text book. Apparently there are different cultures in the world and we should respect them. Spends aamovar saying things everyone already knows.

This is a super interesting and relevant subject and there’s loads of information and intriguing examples But the length of the chapters made me a less-than-enthusiastic reader most days. So, 3 stars it is!

Communication Between Cultures by Larry A. Samovar

An easy to understand introduction to intercultural communication. Textbook for a communications class and an important read to help expand some basic awareness to growing up in various degrees of cultural isolation. Feb 03, Kalynn Raugh rated it really liked it. I read the 8th dommunication. Oct 22, AngelLeah rated it did not like it.

This was the worst textbook I’ve read. It’s unfortunate because it is a very interesting topic. The book is SO wordy that you end up bored a page in to each chapter. You know that old saying about writing a paper: Tell what you are going to say, say it, tell what you said. This is ckltures way this book is laid out: Tell what you are going to say in another chapter.

Communication Between Cultures

Tell what you are about to say in the next section. Tell what you are about to say in this section. Say it with a quote from someone els This was the worst textbook I’ve read. Say it with a quote from eidtion else. Use another quote communiction say it again. Tell what you said extra points ediion you find another quote cultjres you do this.

Later in another chapter, remind what you said. Later in another chapter, remind what you said again. I have honestly never read anything with so many quotes when the idea could have just been summarized by the author.

Many of the quotes are not beneficial to the book and just seem like filler. It was like the author had a quota on how many quotes he had to use. I really don’t know how else to describe the problems with this book. If you are a teacher looking for a book on intercultural communications, I strongly recommend that you keep looking. Your students will thank you for it.


This review is very harsh and unlike my typical reviews, but I disliked this book that much! This textbook has some very interesting information in it, eedition it certainly has communicatoon potential to spur some internal reflection. However, some of the examples and anecdotes used throughout are painfully forced. I also think it would serve this book well to have a broader focus on the role of privilege especially white privilege in the United States and how that impacts intercultural communication.

Hits some marks, misses some–overall a very decent read. Great book with great information. It was well written and wasn’t too boring. I wish I would have read this when I had international roommates. Some of the things they did make so much more sense now. Apr 05, Joannarokosz18gmail. This book was really helpful for my dissertation about barrier in communication.

Anyone interested in Intercultural Communication should look culturess the book: Apr 12, Marianne added it Shelves: Byron rated it liked it Jul 18, Brandi Clark rated it liked it Nov 15, Sally Kintz rated it really liked it Mar 02, Mgetto37 Getto rated it liked it Aug 30, Nathan Wilson rated it liked it Sep 09, Hari Fachrizal rated it it was ok Feb 21, Sara rated it liked it May 27, Zachary Ryan King rated it did not like it Feb 03, Mai rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Youssef Douili rated ssamovar it was amazing Jul 01, Clayton rated it really liked it Jul 21, Leti rated it it was ok Jun 30, Eliza rated it really liked it Jun 05, cmmunication Barbara Baker rated it really liked it Aug 07, Matthew Hooker rated it really liked it Nov 20, communicatlon Eila Mcmillin rated it really liked it May 24, Amanda rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Alexandra rated it liked it May 11, There are no discussion topics on this book btween.

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