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12 terms

Intercultural ch. 12

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dominant culture
cultural group that has primary access to institutional and economic power
muted group theory
individuals who do not belong to the dominant group are often silenced by a lack of opportunities to express their experiences, perceptions, and world views
contact hypothesis
described by Yehuda Amir as 4 conditions that are likely to lead positive attitudes as a result of intercultural communication
culture shock
to sustain intercultural contact that requires one to totally emerse in another culture
adaptation
the pattern of accomodation and a culturation that results from people's contact experiences with another culture
assimilation
occurs when it is deemed relatively unimportant to maintain one's original cultural identity, but it is important to establish and maintain relationships with other cultures
integration
when an individual or group retains its original cultural identity while seeking to maintian harmonious relationshis with other cultures
separation
if a culture does not want a positive relationship with another culture and if it also wishes to retain its cultural characteristics
segregation
if the separation occurs it is because the more politically and economically powerful culture does not want the intercultural contact
seclusion
a non dominant group that choosres not to participate in the large of society in order to retain its own way of life (Amish)
marginalization
when individuals or groups neither retain their cultureal heritage not maintain positive contacts with other groups
intercultural personhood
used by Young-Yun Kim to describe the progression by which individuals move beyond the thought, feeling, and behavior of their initial cultural framework to incorporate other cultural realities