Lecture 1 - Culture and Immigration: different perspectives...

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1 Culture and Immigration: different perspectives on immigration ± Psychology ± Sociology ± Communication ± Linguistics ± Economy ± Culture… Different ways to understand culture: ± Civilization : "a general process of intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic development” ± Arts and culture : “the works and practices of intellectual and especially artistic activity” ± A way of life : “a particular way of life, whether of a people, a period, a group, or humanity”
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2 Culture is… ± “A society’s culture consists of whatever it is one has to know or believe in order to operate in a manner acceptable to its members” Goodenough (intercultural communication) Iceberg Model
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3 where do we look if we want to see “culture”? ± the way people act ± what people say ± the artifacts people use Cultural dimensions: Hall ± Time ± Space ± Context
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4 High-context and low-context cultures High-context and low-context cultures
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