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Cultural Context
Intercultural/ International Communication Theories of cultural variability examine how differences affect interpersonal communication. Political, social and religious systems of thought around the globe shape attitudes toward interpersonal communication.

 Racial and Ethnic Identification

We define ourselves by the communities into which we have been born and nurtured -- often along lines of race and ethnic identification.

Economic and Social Class

Social strata of class and economic standing affect the way we communicate interpersonally.

 Gender and Communication

We develop identity in light of sexual characteristics and acquire gender related interpersonal roles and rules of interaction.

 Sexual and Affectional Orientation

We realize an identity in terms of sexual attraction and affectional orientation.

 cultural context | self | relational development | listening & perception | messages | relationships
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