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    Today workforce is faced with a much more complex situation like national origin, culture and subcultures, accents, and language barriers and so on. Clarity in communication is vital in business. It is necessary to understand the concepts of cultural competence and cultural adaptability. These concepts help individuals interact across cultures without judgment. This ability enables them to approach communication issues with more patience and a stronger desire to reach an understanding that works

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    context and Low context cultures: “My family honor” “Contexts or Environment are fields of experience that help communicators make sense of others’ behavior” (Interplay, the process of interpersonal communication. P.11.) Environment not only refers to a physical location but also the personal experiences and cultural background that the individuals bring to the conversation. There are two specific norms that shape the way people of a culture communicate. One is High Context Cultures and the other

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    the Last Dance (2001) and Step Up (2006)? To prove this argument, sources from dance studies will compare and contrast the two films presented. This essay will be discussing the divisions between the wealthy versus the poor, “high” art versus “low” art, and ballet versus hip hop. Ultimately, this essay will prove that the divisions are all being eliminated. Save the Last Dance (2001) and Step Up (2006) are two dance films that have similar storyline’s and send viewers similar messages

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    World War II in which, high and low culture are questionable in the view of society and Art. The postmodernist movement in literature creates a new set of ideals for fiction, such as the metafiction, the fable like representation in novels, the pastiche, irony, and satire. Fredric Jameson speaks about the movement and its theory in his essay “Postmodernism and Consumer Society”. He questions postmodernism in society as it creates the new societal norm of popular culture. On the other hand, Jean Baudrillard

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    Culture can be defined as “The collective programming of the mind which distinguishes members of one human group from another” (Hofstede, 1991) Culture brings significant differences in the way of working, communicating, addressing relationships and so, it can positively or negatively affect the work environment. The following theories are used to identify and describe the cultural profile of a country: 1. Low and high context cultures (Hall, 1977) According to the anthropologist Edward T.Hall (1977)

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    “The MSM culture: Men on the down low”

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    “I knew those feelings of wanting to be with another brother were not dead; they were just asleep.” ― J.L. King, On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep with Men In the last five years, the number of people living with the HIV/AIDS virus in the United States has skyrocketed to a whopping 1.1 million. This qualifies it as an epidemic. HIV can affect anyone who engages in high risk behaviors such as drug use and unprotected sex. This virus however, disproportionately

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    Art & Popular Culture: The Warhol Effect

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    that popular culture and mainstream art was simply an aesthetic photocopy, to take money from consumers and offer no further significance or meaning. He claimed it to be an empty, tasteless, western plague infecting the world with its flaunting decoration and cheap advertisements. The derogatory term, “kitsch” was made popular by Greenberg as he used it to describe commercialized art as tasteless unoriginal copies of high class works. In spite of Greenberg’s criticisms, the popular culture movement continued

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    Attempting to Define Art

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    destiny, a thing of the past.” He obviously did not anticipate the rise of modernity and non-representational art. Whether or not these works can compare to the great productions of the past is debatable, but they do exist in a thriving critical culture. Finally, drawing a distinction between art and non-art is no easy task. The rapid increase in wealth created by capitalism in the past two centuri... ... middle of paper ... ...at means) use of a medium. Another possible problem with these

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    Picasso. This is very fertile ground for a love story, a musical, anything, really. Puccini found it good enough for La boheme, after all. What we get in Moulin Rouge, though, is a Paris of 1900 filtered through the myopia of late 20th Century pop culture, especially pop music. We get an anachronistic melange of Madonna and Elton John, of Nirvana and Olivia Newton John. In other words, it isn’t the Paris of 1900. It isn’t even close. Granted, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec shows up as a supporting character

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    “Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” is a chapter in Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s book “Dialectic of Enlightenment” it goes onto discus the conflicts presented by the “culture industry.” Adorno states that the culture industry is a main phenomenon of late capitalism, encompassing all products from Hollywood films, to advertisements, and even extending to musical compositions. Adorno is very deliberate in noting the term “culture industry” over “mass culture” this was done

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