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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first comprehensive anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to analyzing and appreciating the diverse ways of communicating in different cultures, and incorporates African and Asian as well as Western perspectives. The volume’s international scope aims to expand and enlarge human understanding by promoting greater engagement with the closely related field of international communication.Featuring twenty readings by prominent intercultural and international communication scholars, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is edited by MolefiKete Asante, one of the founders of the field of intercultural communication, along with international scholars Yoshitaka Miike and Jing Yin, key proponents of Asiacentric thinking in communication.
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As I Run Toward Africa

As I Run Toward Africa is the extraordinary memoir of a boy from a small South Georgia town and its antebellum traditions, seductions, and malices to his eventual position as the most prolific African American author. Asante's experience in the Geechee-Gullah milieu of Georgia s coastal plains with its mystic and plaintive longing for Africa propelled him toward a conscious grasp of the meaning of loss, displacement, and dislocation, leading him to develop ideas that would reorient what he called slave thinking toward a more useful centered thinking for peoples of African descent worldwide. Asante rose to become the first permanent director of UCLA's Center for Afro American Studies, the editor of the Journal of Black Studies, a full professor at State University of New York at Buffalo by the age of 30, and the creator of the first doctoral program in African American Studies at Temple University.
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Barack Obama: Political Frontiers And Racial Agency

Ama Mazama and Molefi Kete Asante explore the Obama era—the confluence of the political, technological, social, economic, and religious dimensions of Obama’s campaign, election, and presidency. Culled from hundreds of articles in journals across the social sciences—in political science, sociology, African American studies, and communication--this illuminating collection deals with the complexities of the Obama phenomenon from critical research perspective, marking the era as a transformation brought about by a transitional leader. Part introductions offer needed framing and context to facilitate debate and discussion.
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