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High context culture From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia High context culture (and the contrasting ‘ low context culture ’) are terms presented by the anthropologist Edward T. Hall in his 1976 book Beyond Culture . It refers to a culture’s tendency to cater towards in-groups, an in-group being a group that has similar experiences and expectations, from which inferences are drawn. In a high context culture, many things are left unsaid, letting the culture explain. High context cultures are more common in the eastern cultures than in western, and in countries with low racial diversity . Cultures where the group is valued over the individual promote the in-groups and group reliance that favor high context cultures. Co-cultures are also conducive to high context situations, where the small group relies on their common background to explain the situation, rather than words. A low context culture explains things further, because those in a low context culture have a wide variety of backgrounds. High context cultures have a strong sense of
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