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ERIC Number: ED047026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 61
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Cross-Cultural Communication: Contrasting Perspectives, Conflicting Sensibilities.
Kochman, Thomas
People fail to communicate because they fail to read accurately the cultural signs that each person is sending. This consistently produces bewilderment, and often feelings of anger, frustration, and pain. Communication becomes virtually impossible when people not only operate from different cultural codes, but are unaware that different codes are in operation. White middle class and black American culture are different. Invariably, it has been the minority or subordinate cultural groups in society which suffer when communication fails. Biculturalism is the solution for a better society. (Author/DM)
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