Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication provides an in-depth coverage of research, theory, and application of intergroup communications. The encyclopedia provides a window into the communicative world of intergroup relations, that is integral to other social sciences – especially given how ‘intergroup umbrella” integrates and transcends many of the traditional conceptual boundaries in the field of Communication (i.e., media, health, intercultural, organizational, and so forth). The encyclopedia is available as a thematic print collection. All of the articles also appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication.


 Howie Giles, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Jake Harwood, University of Arizona

Editorial Board

 Stephen Croucher, University of Jyväskylä

 Don Ellis, University of Hartford

 Cindy Gallois, University of Queensland

 Monica Rubini, University of Bologna

 Gün Semin, Utrecht University


Approaches and Methods in Intergroup Communication

Geographical Regions

Institutional Contexts

Intergroup Communication Phenomena


Social Groups and Contexts

Theories of Intergroup Communication



zzzAccounting Narratives (Tracey J. Riley)
Crisis Communication (Audra Diers-Lawson)
Dance as Intergroup Communication (Rachyl Pines, Howard Giles)
Derogatory Group Labeling (Andrea Carnaghi, Mauro Bianchi)
Disability and Intergroup Communication (Karyn Ogata Jones, Lee Crandall)
Environmental Conflict (Sandra Kaufman)
Gender Bias and Sexism in Language (Michela Menegatti, Monica Rubini)
Gender Issues in Intergroup Communication (V. Skye Wingate, Nicholas A. Palomares)
Group Status (Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi)
Imagined Interactions (James M. Honeycutt, Robert M. McCann)
Ingroup Love and Outgroup Hate (Silvia Moscatelli, Monica Rubini)
Integrated Threat Theory (Stephen M. Croucher)
Interethnic Communication (Federica Pieragostini, Bruno Gabriel Salvador Casara)
Intergenerational Communication and Ageism (Charlotte Rushforth, Howard Giles)
Intergroup Communication: Spain (Ma.Àngels Viladot)
Intergroup Contact (Jake Harwood)
Intergroup Metaphors (Elise Holland, Michelle Stratemeyer)
Language and Power (Sik Hung Ng)
Language Attitudes (Marko Dragojevic)
Linguistic Bias (Camiel J. Beukeboom, Christian Burgers)
Mediated Contact (Nick Joyce)
Nonaccommodation (Jessica Gasiorek)
Online Contact and Intergroup Conflict Resolution (Yair Amichai-Hamburger, Shir Etgar)
Political Correctness (Becky R. Ford)
Prejudiced Communication (Janet B. Ruscher)
Refugees and Diasporas (Tenzin Dorjee)
Speech and Debate (Michael Chouinard)
Terrorism and Intergroup Communication (Allison E. Betus, Michael K. Jablonski, Anthony F. Lemieux)
Uncertainty and Extremism (Sucharita Belavadi)
Understanding Hate Speech (Michael S. Waltman)
Vitality Theory (Benjamin King Smith, Martin Ehala, Howard Giles)
Weight and Weightism (Analisa Arroyo, Kristin Andersen)