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Intercultural Communication
Discusses ways to bridge the cultural gaps that exist in American society.
# 53553 | 7,800 words | 36 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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Over the coming decade, the population demographics throughout the United States are going to continue to change. It will not be long before parts of the country, such as Southern California, have more Latino-Americans than Anglo-Americans. This trend will have a definite impact on all aspects of American life. Presently, Anglo-Americans have very little knowledge about the Latino culture in the States or in other countries. This paper shows that it is imperative that this lack of understanding be diminished for reasons that will benefit the Latino community as well as the American society as a whole. The paper provides a background on the changing demographics, the relatively new social sciences of intercultural and multicultural organizational communications, and examples of ways that this knowledge is being used to create the desired result of a more peaceful society. It is understood that much more research must be conducted and new multicultural communication methods be tried. This necessitates that all Americans, regardless of their nationalities, recognize that the successful future of the country depends on joining forces rather than being in separate cultural camps.

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"He also notes that cultures have different context, or the amount of information a person can comfortably manage. This can vary from a high context culture where background information is implicit to a low context culture where much of the background information must be made explicit in an interaction. People from high context cultures frequently send more information implicitly and have a wider network. They thus tend to be knowledgeable on numerous subjects. People from low context cultures normally verbalize much more background information and tend not to be well informed on subjects beyond their own interests. American culture is considered to be on the low-context side. A great deal of information provides cues on how to proceed and respond. Latin-Americans tend to be in a middle range."

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