The term 'non-verbal communications' tends to be used in a wider sense, and all these terms are somewhat vague. For the purposes of this article, the terms 'body language' and 'non verbal communications' are broadly interchangeable. This guide also takes the view that body language/non-verbal communications is the study of how people communicate face-to-face aside from the spoken words themselves, and in this respect the treatment of the subject here is broader than typical body language guides limited merely to body positions and gestures. If you carry out any serious analysis or discussion you shoul d clarify
I never made the conscious decision to be non-binary and therefore I believe that gender identity is inborn. I feel that being non-binary has influenced my gender expression, which has elements of both femininity and masculinity. My gender expression allows me to express my internal sense of my gender outwardly to
So, while I am involved with the price and comfort, I am uninvolved with the aspect of whether it is fashionable or not. Although I knew before this class that I was not very involved in fashion, I realize now that I have no knowledge about the fashion industry or people’s fashion shopping habits as a whole. I have never before considered whether I was an impulsive or compulsive shopper, so it was interesting to think about what I would rate myself. The same is true for the other topics. I hope to learn more about moral and ethical issues surrounding fashion, since I can use this knowledge to better my shopping habits and decisions in the
What is Material Culture? “The human-thing relationship is complex but concrete, not mystical. People interact importantly with material things in many ways: through making things, through intertwined object biographies and human biographies, through exchange, through practical logic, and through the creation of places, times, and contexts of social action” (Robb 2013:661). Material culture let’s all of us comprehend and join in on something with just a glance. Some objects might tell a story, others may not, but it can introduce a new and widened point of view, obtaining great impact and positive effects (Chimenz 2017:S3443-s3443).
We share the same cultural identity as we consume those cultural artifacts of narratives, memories, stories and fantasies to incorporate their cultural representations in similar or different ways into our everyday rituals and practices of daily life. Besides, the social and cultural construction of identity is highly influenced by media communication in the modern age. Technologies have empowered the media to communicate their meaning to a variety of people; (Hall, 1997) Social and cultural identity are linked to issues of power, value systems, and ideology. The media uses representations, such as images, words, and characters or personae, to convey specific ideas and values related to culture and identity in a society. (Identity: Key Concepts,
Language is understood as unfolding and evolving because of many interactions across the world. Many elements are being dialectically interconnected because of discourse. More recently, Critical Discourse analysis stresses the point of multi- disciplinary approach to discourse as a way of incorporating other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, political science and many more as the apparatus of acquiring more
Language use in interpersonal communication, however, allows the individual speaker to convey his message and his flow of ideas in a safe manner. The ideas will eventually get to the listener, but the message will be all the more effective if the person held a high position. Generally, we could classify the use of power into two main points: to convey a message strongly and effectively, or to help the receiver understand the different skills that are acquired by speakers to
When verbalizing of fashion, people customarily incline to generalize the term to merely attire but in fact, fashion goes far beyond that. According to Kratz et all (1998), fashion can be defined as a cultural phenomenon as it is concerned with denotements and symbols, thus is an instantaneous mode of direct, visual communication. Fashion enables us to make verbal expressions about ourselves and our identities, with the utilization of attire, adjuncts and/or other physical items, enabling us to visually communicate who we are, who we’d relish to be, what kind of gregarious group we belong to and who we are most likely not to be associated with. Similarly, attire has to do with other things apart from fashion like functionality, virtually and auspice. A plethora of other immediate posits can be drawn up about an individual through mere observation of dress – which component of the world they may be from, what kind of job they may possess or what their economic position might be.
The term “culture” is used today in a variety of ways to represent and explain behavior and values as of an individual and the society in whole. For example, if we are referring to an individual, then culture is that part of personality that encompasses beliefs, morals, knowledge, laws, religion, arts, customs, and other capabilities and habits acquired by a human as a member of society (Tylor, 1871: I). The ability for people to easily travel and migrate to other countries, led to an increased cultural diversity within all societies. This fact gave people an opportunity to learn languages other than their own, gain knowledge and even experience a different culture; as well as build relationships and acknowledge each other regardless of their differences of origin and background. However, cultural diversity is not such a simple case that can operate without having its issues.
Convergence of communication has many different features and people can converge through these features by changing their pronunciation, intonation, length of utterance, acoustic intensities, gestural behaviours and intimacy level of self-disclosures. (Giles and Smith, 1979) However, people do not need to converge all these levels at the same time. It is normal that people show convergence at some levels and use divergence at others. During communication, people would change their convergence levels through interlocutors’ backgrounds and behaviours. People who have similar faith, personality and behaviours are more attractive.