This Third Edition of Interracial Communication: Theory Into Practice guides readers in applying the contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. Authors Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris offer a comprehensive, practical foundation for dialogue on interracial communication, as well as a resource that stimulates thinking and encourages readers to become active participants in dialogue across racial barriers. Part I provides a foundation for studying interracial communication and includes chapters on the history of race and racial categories, the importance of language, the development of racial and cultural identities, and current and classical theoretical approaches. Part II applies this information to interracial communication practices in specific, everyday contexts, including friendships, romantic relationships, the mass media, and organizational, public, and group settings. This Third Edition includes the latest data, new research studies and examples, all-new photos, and important new topics.

Theoretical Approaches to Studying Interracial Communication

Theoretical approaches to studying interracial communication

Case Study

National Ban on Muslim Veils

On July 24, 2012, what has been described as a riot occurred in Marseille as Muslim families were walking in the street after breaking the Ramadan fast with a late dinner. At the core of the “riot” was France's—the European country with the largest Muslim population—national ban against full-face veils (known as niqab). Some in the French Muslim community see no need for the niqab and have abided by the law (passed in April 2011); however, others have not because of the cultural value that forbids the display of a woman's beauty outside her family. On this particular night, police confronted a woman wearing a flowing black robe ...

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