Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

EIC chapter 1

Experiencing Intercultural Communication -- Chapter 1

assimilable the degree of participation in a type of culture adaptation in which an individual gives up his/her own cultural heritage & adopts the mainstream cultural identity
class structure the economic organization of income levels in a society
demographics the characteristic of a population, especially as classified by age, sex, & income
diversity variety of people of different ethnicities, race, politics, social groups, lifestyles, ways of thinking, age, gender, etc. – p.13
enclaves regions that are surrounded by another country’s territory; cultural minority groups that live within a larger cultural group’s territory
ethics principles of conduct that help govern behavior of individuals & groups
global village refers to a world in which communication technology links people from remote parts of the world
globalization the increasing tendency toward international connections in media, business, & culture
heterogeneity consisting of different or dissimilar elements; diverse
immigration movement to a new country, region, or environment to settle more or less permanently
maquiladoras a Mexican term indicating assembly plants or factories (mainly US companies) established on the US-Mexico border & using mainly Mexican labor
melting pot metaphor a metaphor that assumes immigrants & cultural minorities will be assimilated into the US majority culture, losing their original cultures
mobility the state of moving place to place
relativist position “any cultural behavior can be judged only within the cultural context in which it occurs” -- the view that the particular language we speak (especially the structure of the language) shapes our perception of reality & cultural patterns
self-awareness the quality of knowing how you are perceived as a communicator, as well as your strengths & weaknesses
self-reflexivity a process of learning to understand ourselves & our own position in society – “looking in the mirror” – p.22
universalist position “cultural differences are only superficial… fundamental notions of right and wrong are universal” – an ethical approach that emphasizes the similarity of beliefs across cultures (ie. killing or treason)
6 Imperatives peace, economic, technological, demographic, self-awareness, ethical
Created by: jteich
Popular Miscellaneous sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards