Constructing Co-Cultural Theory
An Explication of Culture, Power, and Communication
Mark P. Orbe Paperback Hardcover 09-25-1997 09-30-1997
Western Michigan University ISBN: 9780761910688 ISBN: 9780761910671 $75.00 $112.00
How do people traditionally situated on the margins of societyùpeople of color, women, gays/lesbians/bisexuals, and those from a lower socio-economic statusùcommunicate within the dominant societal structures? Constructing Co-Cultural Theory presents a phenomenological framework for understanding the intricate relationship between culture, power, and communication. Grounded in muted group and standpoint theory, this volume presents a theoretical framework that fosters a critically insightful vantage point into the complexities of culture, power, and communication. The volume comprises six chapters; key coverage includes: a review of critique of the literature on co-cultural communication; description of how the perspective of co-cultural group members were involved in each stage of theory development; an explication of 25 cocultural communication strategies, and a model of six factors that influence strategy selection. The final chapter examines how co-cultural theory correlates with other work in communication generally and in intercultural communication specifically. Author Mark P. Orbe considers inherent limitations of his framework and the implication for future research in this area. Scholars and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students will find that this volume covers an important topic which will be of interest to those in the fields of communication, cultural studies, and race and ethnic studies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
An Introduction into Co-Cultural Communication Foundations of Muted Group and Standpoint Theory Explicating Phenomenological Inquiry Co-Cultural Communicative Practices Clarifying a Co-Cultural Communication Process Limitations, Extensions and Future Directions
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