2010 Culture and Communication

2010 Culture and Communication - and affection Finland...

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× The process which occurs when members of two or more cultures exchange messages in a manner that is influenced by cultural perceptions. (Samovar & Porter, 2004)
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× High Context Uses language to maintain social harmony and uses subtle nonverbal and verbal cues. Middle Eastern, Asia × Low Context Uses language to express thoughts as directly and logically as possible. US, Canada, Europe
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× Individualistic “I over We” US, Canada, Great Britian, Australia × Collectivistic “We over I” Asian, Hispanic South America
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× Masculine Focus on achievement, competition, strength and material success. Mexico, Italy, Japan × Feminine Focus on nurturance, quality of life, support
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Unformatted text preview: and affection Finland, Norway, Thailand × The degree in which members of a society accept an unequal distribution of power. × High Power Distance × Challenging authority is not acceptable, clear distinctions. Mexico, Philippines, Venezuela, India × Low Power Distance × More equal, don’t see a clear distinction of power. US, Canada, Austria, New Zealand × How does language affect your identity? × How does language work also within cultures? 1. Tolerance for Ambiguity 2. Open Mindedness 3. Avoid Ethnocentrism 4. Practice Cultural Respect 5. Educate Yourself × Prejudice × Stereotyping...
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