Essay Communication Between American And Indian Cultures

800 Words May 5th, 2016 4 Pages
In today’s society it is very common for the American culture to stereotype other cultures resulting in miscommunication. Stereotyping occurs when there are perceived notions of a group of people usually based off of gender, sex, race, religion, or culture. Our group decided to look into what communication difficulties exist in intercultural interaction between American and Indian cultures due to these stereotypes and miscommunications. We felt this was a relevant topic due to the way the media portrays Indian culture and the perceptions that society has made based on these false ideas. We specifically studied the Indian cultures daily life, religion, family life and relationships, and marriage customs. Through analyzing Indian characters in the media and the way American characters view them we were able to further understand the communication error that is occurring. Miscommunication is defined as to communicate mistakenly, unclearly, or inadequately. There are many different forms of miscommunication that may occur, especially when the members communicating are from different cultures. A non-understanding will happen when the listener displays an inability to make sense of a whole utterance produced by the speaker. A misunderstanding occurs when the listener interprets what is being said in a different way than the speaker intended. In the case of a misunderstanding the members of the communication act do not realize the mistake in the moment. An incomplete…

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