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Unformatted text preview: Interpersonal Communication Chapter 4 Interpersonal Communication and Cultural Diversity Cultural Diversity o Is the US a tossed salad or a melting pot? o What is the connotation of tossed salad? What should we expect as others cultures blend more with the dominant American culture? What is the dominant American culture? Why is it dangerous to try and define culture by ethnicity? Gender? Religion? Can a communicator go too far in adapting himself or herself to a message? How? How important is it for people who come to visit or live in another country to adapt? Diversity Almanac o 2/3 of immigrants on this planet come to the US o At the tend of the 20 th century, 1 in 10 residents were born outside the US Two Views on Culture o Cultural Evolution (Social Darwinism): the belief that cultures evolve just as humans do. Some cultures are primitive and some are advanced....
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course COMM 025 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at GWU.
- Spring '11