12-4-08 - I Culture and Communication A Culture 1 Culture...

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I. Culture and Communication A. Culture 1. Culture- the complex combination of common symbols, knowledge, folklore, customs, language, information-processing patterns, rituals, habits, and other behavioral patterns that link and give a common identity to a particular group of people at a particular point in time. (book definition) 2. Culture- a socially constructed, historically transmitted system of symbols, beliefs, values, and their meanings. (exam question-definition of culture) B. Relationship between Culture and Communication 1. Communication is the means through which individuals create, share, and perpetuate culture. 2. Culture influences how we communicate and communication influences culture 3. Symbols, beliefs and values of a culture inform norms for how to communicate 4. As beliefs and values change, communication norms/ practices change a. Ex. martial names in U.S.-Some people take husband’s name, some don’t, or some use both C. Culture---- norms---- communication
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course SAS 101 taught by Professor Unsure during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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12-4-08 - I Culture and Communication A Culture 1 Culture...

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