Tuesday, September 27, 2016

InterculturalCom: Nonverbal Intercultural Communication: Culture Specific (Gods Must Be Crazy) [VID] (W6-P3) Fa16

The clip below is from "The Gods Must be Crazy."  If you get the chance, I'd encourage you to watch the full film for a variety of intercultural reasons (nonverbals, racial depictions, colonialism, etc.)

This is a clip that I edited and posted on YouTube. I use this clip in my Intercultural Communication course to introduce students to nonverbal communication in the intercultural communication context.

Was there an intercultural nonverbal communication problem in the above clip?   Why was there miscommunication?

How is the above video related to the one below?

Some forms of NVC are universal (i.e., understood around the world). Some forms of NVC have different meanings in different cultures.

How do the videos illustrate these ideas?  What about the head shake?

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