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  • High And Low Context Communication
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    Culture and Verbal Communication For this paper, I have once again chosen a topic that I have a great deal of interest in. I find it absolutely fascinating how something like culture can so dramatically affect the communication that may or may not take place between individuals of different cultures. In this paper, I will examine the differences between high- and low-context cultures, and the problems that can arise during communication between members of different cultures. Before looking at th...
  • Alternative Popular Culture Alternative
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    Alternative Popular Culture Alternative popular culture is basically the opposite of everything that is popular. Simply put, it is those elements outside the effective dominant culture are described as either alternative or oppositional. The distinction between them is that the former has no desire to impose its values on the general society while the latter does. One place to begin that is suggested by the deficiencies in popular culture as described above, would be the church. The Church can b...
  • Changing Methods Of Communication
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    Introduction In business, successful communication is the key to success, and being able to relate to a customer is the best form of communication. This is why cross-cultural communication is so important as the business world continues to globalize itself. Unfortunately, "A lack of awareness about the culturally prescribed rules and norms of communication behaviors can cause public relations projects to fail, or worse, backfire". (Zaharna, 2001, p. 135). My research is focused on the problems a...
  • Cultural Diversity Worldwide Telecommunication
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    Worldwide Telecommunication, Inc. Prepares for Cultural DiversityVrenda Michelle CampbellEnikimberly Avery James Dickey Amy DombergerDamion Moser University of Phoenix COMM/215 Robert Hughes April 18, 2005 Abstract Worldwide Telecommunication, Incorporated (Inc.) is a growing telecommunications company that has an international workforce which changes continuously. As the company's international personnel base expands, the needs of the employees will vary and become more diverse. As new employee...
  • Communicative Apprehensive Individual Prospects Of Employment
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    To function effectively in today's society people must communicate with one another. Yet for some individuals communication experiences are so unrewarding that they either consciously or unconsciously avoid situations where communication is required. (McCroskey & Richmond, 1979) The term 'communication apprehension' was coined by James McCroskey (1976 a) and is defined as "an individual's level of fear or anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication with another person or per...
  • Leak Of Intercultural Communication
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    Communication Between Different Cultures Some people say why is important for us to study intercultural communication? Another question which sometimes arises what is intercultural communication, which I sometimes ask myself. Intercultural communication is a very important subject. It teaches us how to manage differences. Culture is a very important thing in a person's life. It is the identity of a person. It answers the question who am I. It is a set of principles and values which a person foll...
  • Importance Of Nonverbal Communication
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    Communication is the backbone of human existence. Without it we would be nothing more than organized matter. It has allowed us to grow, learn, build, and survive. The fact that our species has managed to develop advanced methods of communication, such as language, is what has set us aside from other animals. When we talk to another person we are sending a message which is received, decoded, and responded to accordingly. But there is much more to communication than just its verbal aspects. The wa...
  • Variations In Non Verbal Communication Between Cultures
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    Humans have been communicating since four million years. On the other hand, the birth of culture is estimated to have token place about 35,000 years ago. Today, both culture and communication have evolved considerably and have become interdependent of one another, to the point that communication is considered to be a product of culture. Thus, our own culture has a deep impact on our thoughts and behaviors. Since each culture has its distinct aspects, intercultural communication can be the cause ...
  • Differences Between Culture And Individuality
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    Ruth Benedict's anthropological book, Patterns of Culture explores the dualism of culture and personality. Benedict studies different cultures such as the Zuni tribe and the Dobu Indians. Each culture she finds is so different and distinctive in relation to the norm of our society. Each difference is what makes it unique. Benedict compares the likenesses of culture and individuality, "A culture, like an individual, is a more or less consistent pattern of thought or action" (46), but note, they a...
  • Specific Culture
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    Melting Pot or Mosaic, which one? Culture is a behavior that consists of several critical elements, such as language, religion, race and ethnicity, clothing and politics. Culture is what one does in his / her daily life. In order to understand others, we must first keep in mind that every culture carries its own set of values and assumptions. Culture is an evolving, ever changing civilization, which includes several different groups people. For immigrants, America is a land of opportunity; for o...
  • Communication And Culture
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    Arts of the Contact Zone For the twelfth grade English curriculum, we had to read and learn about the Arts of the Contact Zone by Mary Louise Pratt. This essay opened up a whole new concept for us. The new term "contact zone" appeared and Pratt defined it as 'social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today. ' ...
  • Cultural Communication And Relationships
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    Building effective communication skills and relationships within a single culture is often challenging. Bridging the gap between different cultures makes building communication skills and relationships even more difficult. I will discuss some of the challenges of cross-cultural communication and the pieces necessary to build effective working relationships. Typically, some of the basic assumptions we make when communicating with people from our own culture must be questioned and modified when co...
  • Ethnographic Process For An Anthropologist
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    What Importance May The Sex Of The Anthropologist Have On The Ethnographic Process There are many factors which can influence the ethnographic process for an anthropologist, and a very important one is his / her sex. This essay will examine the different attitudes towards sex, the problems that face all ethnographers when they embark on fieldwork in a different environment to their own, as well as the problems and benefits which can arise due to the sex of an anthropologist. In order to produce ...
  • People From Different Cultural Groups
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    Understanding Cultures for Effective Communication Robert Anthony TrejoSpartan School of AeronauticsAbstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine the many different cultural backgrounds as a whole and come to the realization and conclusion that other cultures have the exact same fears and misguided interpretations that we have and face today. To understand the vast many beliefs and traditions that each culture represents, so as to further advance our own culture and nation. Understanding Cultu...
  • Potential Of Open Communication Between Cultures
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    The Catharsis of the Contact Zone In a Judeo-Christian society, people would respect their neighbor's sacrosanct beliefs, values, and interpretation of "reality". Yet, society doesn't follow the guidelines of the Judeo-Christian moral code. The ideologies of corporate America have become part of the official religion in which language (written and spoken) indisputably separates superior from inferior. Clearly, words are power. History shows that language has the power to influence, change, and e...
  • Inter Cultural And Non Verbal Communication
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    Inter-cultural and non-verbal communication is a factor in all multi-cultural teams. It is important to asses and implement strategies to best maintain these differences within an organisation. Non-verbal communication is a communication exchange that does not use words or that uses words to carry more meaning than the strict definition of the words themselves. (Davidson 1999). Inter-cultural communication is the sharing of meanings between individuals from different cultures. (Tyler, Koss en, R...
  • Their Leadership Style To Different National Cultures
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    Wouldn't you feel more comfortable at work if you had an employer that "spoke your language?" In other words, wouldn't it be easier for an employee and an employer to communicate effectively if they were aware of each other's cultures, beliefs and morals? Some may argue that leadership skills are universal regardless of what country the leader is in. On the other side of the debate are those that say that a leader must adapt their leadership style to different national cultures. In our opinion, ...
  • Customs And Cultures Into The Australian Society
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    Multiculturalism is one of the many factors which makes Australia unique, contributing to our rich history and character. About 27% of Australians have at least one parent born overseas, 23% themselves were born overseas, and 16% speak a language other than English at home. The Chinese, Greek, Italian, Arabic, Vietnamese, plus many other cultures have contributed to ethnicity of Australian society today. These ethnic groups come to Australia and are required to fit into a completely different wa...
  • Cultural Nationalist
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    Even though the pluralists and the nationalists set up their goal for ^aEURoecommunity control, ^aEUR they perceived and defined it in different ways. Both pluralists and nationalists seek to gain community control by strengthening political and economical power of black community. They differ in where they bring it to for the next step. Pluralists, purpose of obtaining community control was to be equally incorporated into the American society; meanwhile nationalists aim to bring community contr...
  • Mrs Cullinan Calls Marguerite
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    Analysis Of Barnlund And Angelou Essay, Research Analysis Of Barnlund And Angelou Analysis of Angelou and Barnlund The separation of two different worlds often results in the lack of ability to communicate between one another. In Maya Angelou's excerpt "Mary,' Angelou depicts the story of a girl named Marguerite who is employed as a slave in Mrs. Cullinan's home. Angelou deliberately creates this character to symbolize the racial barrier between two worlds, black and white. She suggests that the...

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