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Deaf, whiteness and Japanese American culture and communication

Do an Internet search for timely and relevant journal articles related to deaf culture. Identify aspects of the culture that are surprising to you or that you did not know. Reflect on what you can learn from or about people who think differently than you because of their histories.
Next, do an Internet search on "whiteness" and consider the validity of the perspectives of the people you read about.
Choose another culture and do a third Internet search on it, considering its perspective.

Carefully compare and contrast the three groups as to the factors that identify them as cultures. Consider the following in your essay:
• What are their rules and values?
• Describe the languages they speak or the gestures they use or do not use.
In the second part , thoughtfully reflect on what a person should know about these three cultures in order to effectively communicate with them. Consider the following in your essay:
Finally, reflect on how knowing these things about these three cultures should affect your intercultural communication

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People, who are deaf, are often frustrated with the world. Without hearing, they cannot communicate in the manner considered the norm. Additionally, people of different cultures, with different language skills and different body language cues, mean additional confusion. This might be the same with a person who is Japanese-American, raised in a family where English is not the first language. Different sounds and different body language can confuse an individual attempting to communicate with others. Because these different people, cultures, disabilities are now more normal in the mainstream of the world, being white is not the easiest thing either. To get along, one must learn to adjust not only cultural norms, but also reactions and actions to suit the ...

Solution Summary

An overview of the three cultures noted and how understanding and communication can interfere and be found.

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