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Quiz 9 :

New Perspectives: Prospects for the Future

Quiz 9 :

New Perspectives: Prospects for the Future

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you think of ways that Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, or Islam might influence face-to-face interaction with people who hold a different worldview?
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Face to face interaction with people of different culture and worldview:
L (1987) targets role of writing as substitute of speaking and additionally conceptualizing "triadic communication." It means communication between first second persons through third in Japanese culture. Triadic communication is of two forms. They are:
1. Mediation
2. Displacement
Displacement triadic communication is noted in expressing first person within hearing distance of second. The first will be talking to third but she or he is actually communicating to the second.
The rationale, vocabulary, and significance of cultural communication practice are often deeply intertwined with religion, philosophy, and spirituality. In an Islam society the relevance to connection between communication and religious philosophical foundations are purpose of communication viewed differently based on variety of worldviews.
Hindu philosophy believes that ultimate objective of communication is known as true nature of relationship between inner self or Atman (Soul) and supreme power or Brahman (Universal soul). The person know by himself or herself that more she or he will be able to know others and nature leading to fruitful interaction. According to Hindu vision of self knowledge is be-all and end-all of communication and moksa (spiritual liberation). According to Buddhist teaching aim communication to remove all illusionary divisions and distinctions between self and others toward spiritual enlightenment; oneness of universe eliminating excessive and aggressive ego as primary source of mental suffering and perceptual barriers. According to Confucian emphasizes self-cultivation and self transformation through relational communication. Sensitivity to emotion and feeling of others is central to being and becoming fully human.
Instance when individuals of varied faith and worldview meet and interact, they appear to be communicating towards similar objective on surface but may be doing very different ontological, epistemological, and axiological reasons.

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Cross-cultural adaption, according to Kim, is a "communication process." Explain this concept and provide examples.
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Cross cultural adaption:
• The cross cultural adaption is the basic life establishing and life attractive activities, which are deeply rooted in the self-organizing, integrative capacity and self-regulating in all human kind.
• The adaption helps in learning and building original feature of individuals in noticeable in the gracefulness.
• The cross cultural adaption is better understood as important cases of individual tendency of self systematizing in response to altering cultural environment.

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asserts that "culture in its pure form has become more a nostalgic concept than a reality." What does she mean by this? Do you agree? Why?
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"Culture in pure form has become more nostalgic concept than reality"
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• The emerging from the phenomena of acculturation, enculturation and the stress adaption -growth dynamic is intercultural identity which is an adaptive, open ended and transformative orientation.
• The two key elements of the intercultural uniqueness growth is individualism involves in clear definition where an individual other than a member of a conservative communal group.
• Individualization helps in mental outlook which exhibits higher cognitive demarcation and particularization.

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essay discusses "multidimensional individual identity" and "shared collective identity." What are some benefits and disadvantages of each type of identity?
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Explain your interpretation of the terms "Eurocentric," "Afrocentric," and "Asiacentric."
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According to the essay, in order to become functional in the "globalizing world," one's identity needs to undergo a process of transformation. In your opinion, is this necessary and how may it be achieved?
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does the word "multiculturalism" mean to you personally?
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your reading of the Miike and Yin essay can you isolate what Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Islam have in common? Can those commonalities help cultures understand each other?
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Think about the meaning of "deculturation." Since entering college, what aspects of your identity have undergone deculturation?
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an experience from your own life to explain how Kim's stress-adaptation-growth dynamic model works.
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five advantages and five disadvantages of multiculturalism. Discuss the pros and cons of each.
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Implicit in Kim's essay is the idea that through the exposure to globalization one's original cultural values and behaviors evolve. Provide an empirical example of this concept.
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Miike and Yin believe that a culture's worldview is an excellent tool for understanding and appreciating cultural similarities and differences. Can you think of any other cultural characteristics (family interaction, history, etc.) that can serve as a backdrop for studying intercultural communication?
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are the objectives of "Asiacentricity"?
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essay concludes with the observation that the changes brought about by globalization can be disquieting to those "individuals, social organizations, communities, and nations that are nostalgic for the age of certainty." Identify some instances where cultural change brought about by globalization is creating conflict between groups and organizations in the United States. What are the ways these conflicts are being communicated?
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Explain and contrast Western "rights-consciousness" and Asian "duty-consciousness." How can these two ethical approaches bring about misunderstanding and/or conflict in an intercultural communication encounter between a U.S. American and someone from China or Japan?
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change from high school to college life is similar to entering a new culture and normally involves some degree of stress. Explain some of the changes that created stress for you and how you adapted. What role did communication play?
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Miike and Yin assert that globalization has increased the importance of an Asiacentric perspective due to the need to "move beyond the Eurocentric structure." What does this mean and do you agree or disagree? Why?
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Saint-Jacques describes three different perspectives for discussing multiculturalism. Which of the three perspectives is most effective for you personally? Why?
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worldview, according to the essay, influences your perception of the purpose of communication. Examples are given for Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Provide an explanation of how values construct one's view of the purpose of communication in Western society.
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