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Ch. 2 Culture & Intercultural Comm. Culture Why Cultures Differ Intercultural Communication. Culture. Culture is Learned Set of shared interpretations Beliefs, norms, values, & social practices Behavior A group of people. Terms.

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Ch 2 culture intercultural comm
Ch. 2 Culture & Intercultural Comm.

  • Culture

  • Why Cultures Differ

  • Intercultural Communication


Culture
Culture

  • Culture is

    • Learned

    • Set of shared interpretations

    • Beliefs, norms, values, & social practices

    • Behavior

    • A group of people


Terms
Terms

  • Ethnicity: relating to a person or to a large group of people who share a national, racial, linguistic, or religious heritage, whether or not they reside in their countries of origin

  • Acculturation: A process of intercultural borrowing between diverse peoples resulting in new and blended patterns

  • Cultural Identity: based on several traits and values learned as apart of our national or ethnic origin. To include religion, gender, age, socioeconomic level, primary language, geographical region, rural or urban living, and handicapping or exceptional conditions.

  • Cultural Relativism: An attempt to understand other cultural systems in their own terms, not in terms of one’s cultural beliefs.


  • Enculturation: The process of acquiring characteristics of a given culture by learning and generally becoming competent in its language

  • Ethnocentrism: the inability to view other cultures as equally viable alternatives for organizing reality. One’s own group is the center of everything and all others are scaled and rated with reference to it.

  • Race: 200 years ago this term was used to describe groups of people by their physical attributes, including hair texture, shape of nose, etc.

  • Sub-cultures: Sub societies with their own rules, values, beliefs and norms that are quite apart from the “normal” Culture/society.

  • Pop-culture: refers to cultural practices employed by the majority classes in society.


Why cultures differ
Why Cultures Differ a given culture by learning and generally becoming competent in its language

  • History

  • Ecology

  • Technology

  • Biology

  • Institutional Networks

  • Interpersonal Comm. Patterns


Iv intercultural communication
IV. Intercultural Communication a given culture by learning and generally becoming competent in its language

  • A. Nature of:

    1. All messages originate from a specific & unique cultural context


2 you receive messages through the filters imposed by your cultural context

Messages a given culture by learning and generally becoming competent in its language

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Fig. 3.1

2. You receive messages through the filters imposed by your cultural context


B principles of intercultural communication
B. Principles of Intercultural Communication a given culture by learning and generally becoming competent in its language

  • 1. prepare yourself

  • 2. recognize and face fears

  • 3. recognize differences between yourself and the culturally different

  • 4. recognize differences among the culturally different group

  • 5. recognize differences in meaning

  • 6. follow cultural rules and customs


Exercises
Exercises a given culture by learning and generally becoming competent in its language

  • Pg. 46-51

  • Video: Understanding Race 52 minutes

  • Q&A


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