The Handbook of Intergroup Communication brings together research, theory and application on traditional as well as innovative intergroup situations, exploring the communication aspect of these groups.

The volume is organized into four domains – cross-disciplinary approaches to intergroup study; types/processes of communication between groups; communication between specific group types; and arenas in which intergroup communication takes place. Editor Howard Giles worked with an internationally-based advisory board to develop and review content, and the contributors included here represent those scholars doing innovative and well-regarded work around the globe.

The "intergroup" umbrella integrates and transcends many traditional conceptual boundaries in communication (including media, health, intercultural, organizational); hence the Handbook will appeal to scholars and graduate students not only in the core area of intergroup communication itself, but across varying terrains of study in communication and beyond, including intergroup relations and social psychology.

part I|16 pages


chapter 1|14 pages

Principles of Intergroup Communication

ByHoward Giles

part II|68 pages

Diverse Approaches

chapter 2|12 pages

Social Psychological Approaches to Intergroup Communication

ByScott A. Reid

chapter 3|13 pages

Approaches and Methods in Intergroup Communication

ByCynthia Gallois, Julia Cretchley, Bernadette M. Watson

chapter 4|14 pages

Ethnographic Studies of Intergroup Communication

ByDonal Carbaugh, Sunny Lie, Liene Locmele, Nadezhda Sotirova

chapter 5|12 pages

Identity Categories as Action in Talk

ByAnn Weatherall

chapter 6|15 pages

Sociolinguistics and Intergroup Communication

ByMaria Stubbe

part III|109 pages

Communicative Phenomena and Process

chapter 7|13 pages

Accents, Nonverbal Behavior, and Intergroup Bias

ByJohn F. Dovidio, Agata Gluszek

chapter 8|16 pages

Ethnolinguistic Interaction and Multilingual Communication

ByRichard Y. Bourhis, Rana Sioufi, Itesh Sachdev

chapter 9|12 pages

Power of Messages through Speech and Silence

BySik Hung Ng, Ting Kin Ng

chapter 10|13 pages

Hate Speech and Stereotypic Talk

ByJohn Haas

chapter 11|12 pages

Terrorism as Intergroup Communication

ByEdward Orehek

chapter 12|14 pages

Communication and Reconciling Intergroup Conflict

ByDonald G. Ellis, Ifat Maoz

chapter 13|14 pages

Intergroup Contact and Communication

ByJake Harwood, Nick Joyce

chapter 14|13 pages

Reducing Intergroup conflict in the Digital Age

ByYair Amichai-Hamburger

part IV|96 pages

Social Groups and Communication

chapter 15|14 pages

Gender and Intergroup Communication

ByNicholas A. Palomares

chapter 16|12 pages

Communication and Identities Characterized by Male Sexual Orientation

ByChristopher Hajek

chapter 17|14 pages

Challenges and Opportunities for Communication between Age Groups

ByMary Lee Hummert

chapter 18|13 pages

Communication between the Generations

ByKaren K. Myers, Courtney W. Davis

chapter 19|14 pages

Understanding Disability as an Intergroup Encounter

ByAshley P. Duggan, James D. Robinson, Teresa L. Thompson

chapter 20|14 pages

Intergroup Messages in Policing the Community

ByCharles W. Choi, Howard Giles

chapter 21|13 pages

Interreligious Communication

ByReeshma Haji, Richard N. Lalonde

part V|79 pages

Applied Domains and Communication

chapter 22|13 pages

Intergroup Communication and Health Care

ByBernadette M. Watson, David G. Hewett, Cynthia Gallois

chapter 23|13 pages

Educational Contexts and Intergroup Communication

ByJon F. Nussbaum, Alysa Lucas, Tara McManus

chapter 24|12 pages

Social Identity and the Dynamics of Organizational Communication

ByThomas A. Morton, Ruth G. Wright, Kim Peters, Katherine J. Reynolds, S. Alexander Haslam

chapter 25|13 pages

Family as an Intergroup Arena

ByJordan Soliz, Christine E. Rittenour

chapter 26|13 pages

Sports Viewers and Intergroup Communication

ByPaul Haridakis

chapter 27|13 pages

Group Membership in Race-Related Media Processes and Effects

ByDana Mastro, Anita Atwell Seate

part VI|17 pages


chapter 28|15 pages

Norm Talk and Identity in Intergroup Communication

ByMichael Hogg, Howard Giles