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  1. Introduction
  2. Multicultural Society
  3. Co-Cultures
  4. So how is cultural communication possible? Is it hard?
  5. How do people create co-cultures in the current multicultural society?
  6. What are some various types of conflicts in the multicultural society?
  7. What solutions resolve intercultural conflict in communication?
  8. Conclusion

People live in a rapid changing world society that brings people of different cultures in close interaction with each other. This interaction depends on the level of sensitivity that people have for other cultural groups. The interaction is characterized by the growing need of coming together resulting in communication between people of different cultural backgrounds. The communication takes place within the areas of business, science, education and because of immigration resulting from labor shortages or political conflicts. The communication needs to be constructive without misunderstanding and breakdowns.

To communicate across cultures requires an individual to understand the ways in which culture diverge in their worldviews. For example, anthropologist Edward hall (1983) explained that some cultures are monochromic meaning that they value schedules and can evolve efficient bureaucracies. Individuals normally experience a common stress reaction of cultural shock when they are immersed in an unfamiliar culture. Adapting to this new culture often follows a predictable pattern from elation to depression to adjustment.

[...] What solutions resolve intercultural conflict in communication? A person may take ultimate refuge in an attitude that mocks the patterns and lifestyles of others. When the breakdown of boundaries separates individual from meaningful relationship with others, the individual tends to hide behind cynicism that harbor apathy and insecurity. Love as a boundary separated Charles, his brother Adam and their father Cyrus according to Steinbeck. Charles felt that his father had no love for him as he did to his younger brother. [...]


[...] Charles believed to have solved his life's dilemma by attacking his brother brutally. What are some various types of conflicts in the multicultural society? The dynamism of a multicultural makes it possible for many kinds of lives in sequences. Such psycho-cultural liability gives rise to tension and stresses that are unique to the conditions allowing such dynamism. A multicultural person is vulnerable in that, to maintain no clear boundary and form; the person can be susceptible to confusing the visionary and the reactionary. [...]

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