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Intercultural Communication by Ling Chen

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Jennifer Kienzle and Jordan Soliz

17Intergroup communication

Abstract: The chapter aims to demonstrate how an intergroup perspective informs our understanding of intercultural communication. It provides a general overview of the social identity and intergroup research tradition and summarizes research and theoretical approaches to understand constructive and potentially negative aspects of intergroup communication (e.g., communication accommodation theory). The chapter highlights the theorization and empirical studies on intergroup contact in contexts. Included works examine facilitating conditions and communicative processes that differentiate positive (e.g., reduction in prejudice) and negative outcomes of contact between members of different ...

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