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Lauren Taranow 10-5-10 Thursday Discussion Greetings and Goodbyes People within a culture have specific ways of greeting others. Usually these greetings differ from those of other cultures. In America, when people greet each other, they typically shake hands, wave to each other, hug, or simply nod their head at someone. Meanwhile, in France it is common for people to embrace and kiss each other on both cheeks as a greeting. It is important to understand the differences in another culture’s greetings because when one immerses themselves in a new and unfamiliar culture, he or she may find themselves feeling uncomfortable when greeted in a foreign way. Understanding the differences between cultures in the use of body language in everyday encounters is important in the field of anthropology because prior knowledge of these differences can mitigate some of the harsh effects of culture shock. I have never paid close attention to the use of body language in my day-to-day
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