Imensions of Culture, Values, and Communication Paper
Prepare a 700-1050-word, typewritten paper on the dimensions of culture, values, and communication. In the paper, explore and examine your own experiences with Being on the edgesof the cultural norm. Address the following questions:
a. Explore a time when you felt at odds with a cultural norm or norms. Keep in mind that a norm is a set of culturally ingrained principles of correct and incorrect behaviors. Think about this in the broadest sense. Some examples would be your family background, your religion, your race/ethnicity, your size and appearance, your social class (either the one you were born into or the one you currently occupy), your age, your job, your choice of an intimate partner, your politics, where you live (now or in the past), your cultural background, etc.
b. Explore a time when you perceived someone or some group as being outside or excluded from a dominant culture.
c. Consider when you have experienced yourself as being part of a dominant culture. What conditions or Rulesallowed you to be part of the norm?
d. Can you conceive of a time or a situation in which there were ever any Benefitsof being placed in the Cultural outsidercategory? Explain.