Communication Between Cultures by Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R. McDaniel, PDF

By Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R. McDaniel, Carolyn Sexton Roy

Meant to be used because the middle textual content for the introductory intercultural verbal exchange taught at - and four-year schools and universities in departments of Speech and conversation, Anthropology, schooling, Sociology, and Psychology.

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101 You are born with basic needs— needs that create and shape behavior—but how you go about meeting those needs and developing behaviors to cope with them is learned. 102 It is important to recognize the use of the term enculturation in the above paragraph. This term denotes the total process of learning one’s culture. ”103 From infancy, members of a culture learn their patterns of behavior and ways of thinking until most of those patterns become internalized and habitual. What is special about this “learning process” is that any normally healthy infant can be placed into any family on earth and will learn its culture and accept it as his or her own.

As you shall see in the next chapter, while all cultures pass on a history that helps shape their members, each history is unique to a particular culture and carries specific cultural messages. The “lessons” of the Holocaust, the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the motivation behind the building of the Great Wall of China, and the American Revolution are stories that are special to their respective cultures and help explain contemporary perceptions held by members of those cultures. RELIGION Another feature of all cultures is religion.

Is it possible to perceive the world as other gender roles, and you receive mespeople perceive it? sages about your gender role. People greet you by shaking hands instead of b. Why do people differ in the manner in which hugging, and, without being aware of they communicate? it, you are receiving messages about c. Is communication a phenomenon that involves forms of address. At the far end of the continuum are a receiver or a sender or both? responses to messages that are received d. Can communication patterns be changed?

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