Cultural Differences and Communication Essay

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|Activity 3 | | |Cultural differences |Communication differences | |Group 1 |Aboriginal religion, like many other religions, is | | |ABORIGINALS |characterised by having a god or gods who created people and |Characteristics of Communication in Aboriginal Society | | |the surrounding environment during a particular creation |• The avoidance of direct eye contact demonstrates politeness | | |period at the beginning of time. Aboriginal people are very |and respect | | |religious and spiritual, but rather than praying to a single | | | |god they cannot see, each group generally believes in a number|An Aboriginal person may interpret direct eye contact with | | |of different deities, whose image is often depicted in some |non-intimates as a sign of rudeness, lack of respect or even | | |tangible, recognisable form. This form may be that of a |aggression. In Aboriginal society the avoidance of direct eye | | |particular landscape feature, an image in a rock art shelter, |contact is intended to demonstrate politeness and respect13. | | |or in a plant or animal form. Landscape features may be the |In particular, a traditional Aboriginal person may avoid eye | |

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