Flashcards in Chapter 8 Deck (65)
The movement, migration, or scattering of people away from an established or ancestral homeland
Due to this, increasing cultural diversity within the US, and the Internet, understanding intercultural communication is vital
travel abroad programs
Studying intercultural communication can lead to success in these contexts
Domestic and international business contexts
Lack of attention to this can lead to costly disasters in business effectiveness
Fostering interethnic relations calls for this
Working toward stability in a region to prevent conflicts from escalating into war
T/F: People are not motivated to solve "intractable conflicts"
Studying of intercultural communication can increase this by making us more aware of our own cultural identity and communication patterns
This may depend on your social and economic position
Enhanced self awareness
Communication that occurs in interactions between people who are culturally different
Learned patterns of perceptions, values, and behaviors shared by a group of people
Culture is ____, ____, and operates within
Operates within societal power structures
Many people live in what kind of environments?
People who live between cultures and often experience contradictory cultural patterns
What are 3 ways to become a border dweller?
3. participation in an intercultural relationship
People who are border dwellers by choice for an extended time, such as immigrants
Voluntary long-term travelers
People who are border dwellers by choice and for a limited time, such as study-abroad students or corporate personnel
Voluntary short-term travelers
People who are border dwellers permanently but not by choice, such as those who relocate to escape war
Involuntary long-term travelers
People who are border dwellers not by choice and for only a limited time, such as refugees forced to move
Involuntary short-term travelers
What are 2 types of challenges for border dwellers?
1. culture shock
2. reverse culture shock/reentry shock
A feeling of disorientation and discomfort due to the lack of familiar environmental cues
Culture shock experienced by travelers upon returning to their home country
Reverse culture shock/reentry shock
Multiple ? may exist because of one's race, sexual orientation, or religion
Attempts to do this may lead to exclusion, pressure to assimilate, or cultural limbo
T/F: Attitudes toward intercultural relationships have improved in recent decades
What is the best way to promote growth?
Negotiating cultural tensions on the borders requires?
flexibility and adaptability
People who feel disintegrated by having to shift cultures
Encapsulated marginal people