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Cultural Communication Values and Intercultural Communication Challenges Paper: Mexican Culture – Rough Draft 1Cultural Communication Values and Intercultural Communication Challenges Paper: MexicanCulture Grand Canyon University: COM-263
Cultural Communication Values and Intercultural Communication Challenges Paper: Mexican Culture – Rough Draft Cultural Communication Values and Intercultural Communication Challenges Paper: MexicanCulture – In the United States, society has become an extremely diverse atmosphere, more than it has been before. From culture to culture: beliefs, morals, behaviors, and thought processes change. Because of this members of society do not always agree with and/or accept a certain culture. Non-acceptance leads to the production of bigger issues such as the formation of different stereotypes. Mass media is a huge part of today’s society and even though it has broughtsome advantages it brings a hand full of disadvantages as well. One of them being the way that some cultures are portrayed through the media. The concept of ethnocentrism occurs, so often times society creates these preconceived notions which are sent out into the social world. When looking at different cultures, all get victimized at one point. Looking at the Mexican culture, one can assess the way media has played a role in stereotypically representing them and by comparing them with certain value orientations, one is then able to access how this has or will affect the way they communicate with this culture. The world consists of many different cultures, and luckily the United States has the chance to experience many of them. Differences amongst people lead to different attitudes or feelings toward a certain group; unfortunately, they can be really negative at times. Because humans naturally label, especially when someone is different from them, stereotyping comes intoplay. According to the textbook, “stereotypes refer to a membership in social categories- such as sex, race, age, or profession that are believed to be associated with certain traits and behaviors” (Neuliep, 2017). For example, when a person has a bad experience with someone of a different social category; they tend to place the whole bad experience with that one person on their entire 2
Cultural Communication Values and Intercultural Communication Challenges Paper: Mexican Culture – Rough Draft social category. Typically, stereotypes are placed on one group by another (Neuliep, 2017). Ethnocentrism, on the other hand, arises from stereotypes and is the key building block for certain stereotypes. Ethnocentrism involves the concept that one’s culture is superior, that their values and worldviews are better than any other (Borden, 2007). When there are some people in