05.10.03 - Nonverbal Behavior

05.10.03 - Nonverbal Behavior - cultures it could be read...

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Nonverbal Behavior: Culture, Gender, and the Media Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble Thesis: Language either spoken or implied (through body language, etc.) is highly varied across different  cultures.  The differences reveal and represent the many facets of that group’s social  architectures.  Understanding the use of “nonverbal cues” within the various cultures can help us  “interact effectively” with them. Author’s Purpose: The author’s purpose here is to heighten the reader’s interest and understanding of different  cultural expressions.  The essay also focuses on the ways in which human interaction  “reinforce[s] perceptions of social power.”  By the end of the essay the audience has a new found  appreciation for small turns of phrase that are engrained in our society. Audience: The audience is a very wide in this essay.  Because it tackles issues that scope across many 
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Unformatted text preview: cultures it could be read and understood by a vast number of people. The writing has a scholarly sound to it as well. It could have easily been targeted towards those interested in sociological or psychological studies, as it addresses how people interact on a very fundamental level. Comments: I found the information that was revealed in this essay to be very compelling. Those types of facts are easily ignored when actually performing them, however, when one actualizes their importance they suddenly stand out. The new insight gives you a much more well-rounded view of the world. One understands that differences in human interaction may not be better or worse but simply different. Knowing and being able to spot these differences makes us more diversified individuals....
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