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Running head: CULTURE AND PERCEPTION PAPER- FINAL DRAFTCulture and Perception Paper – Final Draftname Grand Canyon University: COM-263dateProfessor 1
CULTURE AND PERCEPTION PAPER – FINAL DRAFTCulture and Perception Paper - Rough DraftCulture is defined as social behavior, beliefs, and values that are passed down in aparticular social group from generation to generation. Culture can include anything from patternsof communication, beliefs, language culture, pastimes, literature, social systems, behaviors, etc.(Neuliep, 2017). Nationalities within the US have become remarkably complex, more than everbefore. Different cultures hold different religions, values, attitudes, and mindsets. Amid changeand diversity societies will not agree and become polarized. Essentially, how society treatsminorities reflects our individualistic ideology. Mass media has played a significant role intoday's society. One of the most established benefits is how societies are portrayed in the mediaitself. “Ethnocentrism is when one's community assumes that it is the most important and has agreater purpose than any other culture” (Neuliep, 2017). The impression that the United Stateshas of Mexico, which is generally a well-known and valued country, is a clear illustration of this.The purpose of this paper is to discuss the different ways in which Mexican culture's identity isrepresented, compare the symbolic representation of Mexican culture in its media with that of theU.S. media, and address the effect of mass media on intercultural perceptions and interactionsAs stated previously, cultural identity Culture can include anything from patterns ofcommunication, beliefs, language culture, pastimes, literature, social systems, behaviors, etc.Mexico’s cultural identity can be assessed with Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Mexican culturesrank relatively high in masculinity, power distance, and uncertainty avoidance. “In cultures withhigh power distance, such as Mexico, employees rely on a strong hierarchal structure with thosein power demonstrating care and concern for subordinates” (Schuler & Jackson, 1996). Mexicanculture is also known for its high masculinity rate. Which indicates that the value of maledominance. The men are meant to protect and provide their families. In comparison to any other2