Cultural differences both cause conflict and culture effects the way people perceive and engage in conflict even when all disputants share the same culture. However, culture is a lot like the air we breathe--it is so "ordinary," that we take it for granted, and we don't realize when cultural differences or worldviews are tripping us up. These essays explain.
The essays in This Seminar:
- Communication-tools for Cultural Differences --Edward T. Hall writes that for us to understand each other may mean, "reorganizing [our] thinking...and few people are willing to risk such a radical move." This essay offers strategies for improving cross-cultural communication.