In addition to the bibliography of related readings below, also see the readings section for the required readings by class session.
There is no rhyme or reason as to why these books are on the suggested readings list except that former students of intercultural communication classes and your instructors liked them.
Cohen, Raymond. Negotiating Across Cultures. International Communication in an Inderdependent World. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1997. ISBN: 1878379720.
Importance of Intercultural Communication in diplomacy and international relations.
Darton, Robert. The Great Cat Massacre. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1985. ISBN: 0394729277.
An historian looks at French history like an anthropologist to learn something about the human perspective in another time and place.
Hall, Edward T. The Hidden Dimension and The Silent Language. New York, NY: Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1990. ISBN: 0385084765.
Classics in inter-cultural communication. The first looks at differences in people's use of space, and the second examines nonverbal communication.
Hoffman, Eva. Lost in Translation. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1989. ISBN: 0525246010.
A Jewish woman's observations of life in Warsaw after World War II, and her move to the U.S. where she must start all over in another language.
Kim, Uichol, et al. Individualism and Collectivism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994. ISBN: 0803957637.
Essays from a variety of experts from different disciplines and different cultures explore this issue.
Tannen, Deborah. You Just Don't Understand. New York, NY: Ballantine, 1991. ISBN: 0345372050.
Tannen is a socio-linguist who wrote a book for the layperson on the differences in men's and women's communication styles.
Ting-Toomey, Stella, and Felipe Korzenny. Cross-Cultural Interpersonal Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1991. ISBN: 0803940483.
Descriptions of how interpersonal relationships are built and managed in different cultures.
Wiseman, Richard L., and Joelen Koester. Intercultural Communication Competence. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993. ISBN: 0803947194.
A set of essays on drawing from theory and research on how to communicate interculturally effectively.
Roth, Henry. Call It Sleep. New York, NY: Noonday Press, 1991. ISBN: 0374522928.
A classic work on the immigrant experience written from the perspective of a young Jewish boy who has emigrated to New York.
Smith, Anna Deavere. Fires in the Mirror. New York, NY: Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1993. ISBN: 0385470142.
Interviews with Black and Jewish residents in the racially polarized Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Crown Heights following riots in August, 1991.