What is the relationship between culture and communication?
Communication and Culture: All social units develop a culture. Even in two-person relationships, a culture develops over time. In friendship and romantic relationships, for example, partners develop their own history, shared experiences, language patterns, rituals, habits, and customs that give that relationship a special character-a character that differentiates it in various ways from other relationships. Examples might include special dates, places, songs, or events that come to have a unique and important symbolic meaning for two individuals. Thus, any social unit-whether a relationship, group, organization, or society-develops a culture over time. While the defining characteristics-or combination of characteristics-of each culture are unique, all cultures share certain common functions. Three such functions that are particularly important from a communication perspective are (1) linking individuals to one another, (2) providing the basis for a common identity, and (3) creating a context for interaction and negotiation among members. The relationship between communication and culture is a very complex and intimate one. First, cultures are created through communication; that is, communication is the means of human interaction through which cultural characteristics- whether customs, roles, rules, rituals, laws, or other patterns-are created and shared. It is not so much that individuals set out to create a culture when they interact in relationships, groups, organizations, or societies, but rather that cultures are a natural by-product of social interaction. In a sense, cultures are the "residue" of social communication. Without communication and communication media, it would be impossible to preserve and pass along cultural characteristics from one place and time to another. One can say, therefore, that culture is created, shaped, transmitted, and learned through communication. The reverse is also the case; that is, communication practices are largely created, shaped, and transmitted by culture. To understand the implications of this communication-culture relationship, it is necessary to think in terms of ongoing communication processes rather than a single communication event. For example, when a three-person group first meets, the members bring with them individual thought and behavioral patterns from previous communication experiences and from other cultures of which they are, or have been, a part. As individuals start to engage in communication with the other members of this new group, they begin to create a set of shared experiences and ways of talking about them. If the group continues to interact, a set of distinguishing history, patterns, customs, and rituals will evolve. Some of these cultural characteristics would be quite obvious and tangible, such that a new person joining the group would encounter ongoing cultural "rules" to which they would learn to conform through communication. New members would in turn influence the group culture in small, and sometimes large, ways as they become a part of it. In a reciprocal fashion, this reshaped culture shapes the communication practices of current and future group members. This is true with any culture; communication shapes culture, and culture shapes communication. All institutions within society facilitate communication, and in that way, they all contribute to the creation, spread, and evolution of culture. However, communication media such as television, film, radio, newspapers, compact discs, magazines, computers, and the Internet play a particularly important role. Because media extend human capacities for creating, duplicating, transmitting, and storing messages, they also extend and amplify culture-building activities. By means of such communication technology, messages are transmitted across time and space, stored, and later retrieved and used. Television programs, films, websites, video games, and compact discs are created through human activity-and therefore reflect and further extend the cultural perspectives of their creators. They come to take on a life of their own, quite distinct and separate from their creators, as they are transmitted and shared around the increasingly global community.
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Language is the verbal expression of culture. Culture is the idea, custom and beliefs of a community with a distinct language containing semantics - everything a speakers can …think about and every way they have of thinking about things as medium of communication. For example, the Latin language has no word for the female friend of a man (the feminine form of amicus is amica , which means mistress, not friend) because the Roman culture could not imagine a male and a female being equals, which they considered necessary for friendship. Another example is that Eskimos have many different terms for snow...there are nuances that make each one different. Language and culture are NOT fundamentally inseparable. At the most basic level, language is a method of expressing ideas. That is, language is communication; while usually verbal, language can also be visual (via signs and symbols), or semiotics (via hand or body gestures). Culture, on the other hand, is a specific set of ideas, practices, customs and beliefs which make up a functioning society as distinct. A culture must have at least one language, which it uses as a distinct medium of communication to conveys its defining ideas, customs, beliefs, et al., from one member of the culture to another member. Cultures can develop multiple languages, or "borrow" languages from other cultures to use; not all such languages are co-equal in the culture. One of the major defining characteristics of a culture is which language(s) are the primary means of communication in that culture; sociologists and anthropologists draw lines between similar cultures heavily based on the prevalent language usage. Languages, on the other hand, can be developed (or evolve) apart from its originating culture. Certain language have scope for cross-cultural adaptations and communication, and may not actually be part of any culture. Additionally, many languages are used by different cultures (that is, the same language can be used in several cultures). Language is heavily influenced by culture - as cultures come up with new ideas, they develop language components to express those ideas. The reverse is also true: the limits of a language can define what is expressible in a culture (that is, the limits of a language can prevent certain concepts from being part of a culture). Finally, languages are not solely defined by their developing culture(s) - most modern languages are amalgamations of other prior and current languages. That is, most languages borrow words and phrases ("loan words") from other existing languages to describe new ideas and concept. In fact, in the modern very-connected world, once one language manufactures a new word to describe something, there is a very strong tendency for other languages to "steal" that word directly, rather than manufacture a unique one itself. The English language is a stellar example of a "thief" language - by some accounts, over 60% of the English language is of foreign origin (i.e. those words were originally imported from another language). Conversely, English is currently the world's largest "donor" language, with vast quantities of English words being imported directly into virtually all other languages.
Culture is the ideas,customs,and expression of a belief as a way of life of a community in a society that develops as a distinct art and taste.Language is the medium of expres…sion in distinct vocalized or written form as social interact that gives the cultural identity.
Many cultures are defined by their communication styles andtechniques. The formality of a culture, for instance, is instantlyapparent in its tradition of greetings.
The relationship between culture and biology is captured in an individual's genetics or heredity. A person's heredity or genetics is similar to that of animals and their respe…ctive primal instincts.. For instance, a person who descended from an ancestry of warriors would have a natural instinct to be warlike. A person who came from an ancestry of farmers would have a natural attraction for farming activities. A person who came from an ancestry of builders would have a natural attraction for construction activities.
Religion and culture are closely linked. Throughout history,religion has influenced art, literature, music, and the way peoplethought in general. It still holds a lot of sway …over people today,but not nearly as much as it did in the past.
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Geography can influence the mixing of cultures. For example, if a two civilizations are separated by a large body of water or mountain range, they will mix less than if the tw…o civilizations existed right next to each other.
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The way people communicate heavily depends on culture. Verbalcommunication can have different meanings and connotationsdepending on culture, and nonverbal communication is dif…ferentamong different cultures. This can cause a lot of cross-culturalcommunication barriers.
The relationship is that in a community it is the people and culture is what those people do. Example: Hialeah- Community:Chongas and cubans Culture:Dance Clubs and t…ight clothes
A belief can attach too what you do and/or what you eat
Culture and Ecology are closely related and in many institutes there are classes of Cultural Ecology. The idea is within the concept that society members have day-to-day relat…ions with other humans/organisms in their society/culture based off of what is of concern in that certain environment. To put it more simply, it is the study of humans/organisms and how they interact with each other in their surroundings. This makes every environment interesting because they are all different.
The relationship between culture and business is that of international company. In order to have a successful international market, it's important to remember that many busine…sses throughout the world have varying cultures that affect what sells in those areas.
The relationship is that an individual can live an culture and so that will show the relationship between an individual and culture.
Environment shapes culture, and culture affects environment. For example, people living in an area with poor soil may have a smaller population per square mile and may exhaust… their agricultural resources through overgrazing and not rotating crops. People in urban cultures develop elaborate social rituals to combat crowded conditions and, since many of them may not be property owners, may have little incentive to protect or improve their homes.
Exposure to culture improves a person's vocabulary.