Empathy in the Global World

An Intercultural Perspective
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ISBN-13:
9781452213521
Einband:
PDF
Seiten:
264
Autor:
Carolyn Calloway-Thomas
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
PDF
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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The first book to examine the nature, practices, and potential of empathy for understanding and addressing human problems on a global scale Violence and acts of hatred worldwide-from the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 to wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Darfur, and Palestine-call attention to the critical importance of empathy in human affairs. Empathy in the Global World examines the role of compassion in decision making, how it is communicated via the media, and how it affects global problems such as poverty and environmental disasters. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, politicians, and reformers, this important work helps readers understand the workings of empathy-the bedrock of intercultural communication-as it demonstrates the importance of understanding the role of compassion in addressing international challenges.Key Features Offers historical and cultural analysis into an array of topics, from the genesis of empathy to 21st- century discourse and practices of the conceptTakes readers beyond existing ways of looking at empathy into such areas as geopolitics, global class issues, the world of NGOs, and national disastersExplores what it is like to grapple with terrorism, Israeli-Arab relations, and other audacious events that shape human thoughtClarifies and connects issues through stories and examples of empathetic and non-empathetic practices across a range of culturesIntended Audience Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective is ideal for a wide range of courses, including Conflict/Negotiation/Mediation, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.
The first book to examine the nature, practices, and potential of empathy for understanding and addressing human problems on a global scale Violence and acts of hatred worldwide-from the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 to wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Darfur, and Palestine-call attention to the critical importance of empathy in human affairs. Empathy in the Global World examines the role of compassion in decision making, how it is communicated via the media, and how it affects global problems such as poverty and environmental disasters. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, politicians, and reformers, this important work helps readers understand the workings of empathy-the bedrock of intercultural communication-as it demonstrates the importance of understanding the role of compassion in addressing international challenges.Key Features Offers historical and cultural analysis into an array of topics, from the genesis of empathy to 21st- century discourse and practices of the conceptTakes readers beyond existing ways of looking at empathy into such areas as geopolitics, global class issues, the world of NGOs, and national disastersExplores what it is like to grapple with terrorism, Israeli-Arab relations, and other audacious events that shape human thoughtClarifies and connects issues through stories and examples of empathetic and non-empathetic practices across a range of culturesIntended Audience Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective is ideal for a wide range of courses, including Conflict/Negotiation/Mediation, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.
Evidence of violence and hatred worldwide - from the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 to the war in Iraq to the recent war between Israel and Hezbollah - call special attention to the critical importance of empathy in human affairs. Only when we begin to understand more fully the workings of empathy do we begin to be able to make sense of what happens to humans on a global scale. In Empathy in a Global World, Carolyn Calloway-Thomas examines the nature and zones of empathy, exploring how an understanding of empathy shapes global talk and action.This text presents the foundations of empathy, the historical beginnings of empathy, and the global practices of empathy, all with an eye toward understanding how and why this important concept matters. This book explores how empathetic literacy is crucial in addressing intercultural issues; how it is needed in decision making; how it is communicated via the media; and how it affects global issues such as poverty and environmental diasters. Second, the book goes beyond existing knowledge on empathy and extends into the realms of media, global class issues, the world of NGOs, and natural disasters. As such, the book takes readers on a tour of empathys nature, uses, practices and potentials in this manner. In this regard, the proposed book breaks new and compelling ground.Third, in its scope, the book exploits the disciplines of communication, black studies, education, history, cultural studies, media, philanthropy, psychology, religious studies, and sociology to bring fresh insights into the discourse, dynamics, patterns, and practices of empathy.

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