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Response to Croney (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 09:06 PM

16. I'd say it depends.

Am I on their cultural turf or theirs?

Is the kisser on his cultural turf or usually there except for a side trip?

It's a question of whose cultural norms are going to triumph and condemn the other's. I tend to let geography handle that. When in "Russian space" I reduce my personal space, for example, and typically curse (and drink) more. If I saw myself acting that way in my "native" space I'd think less of myself; but if I act American around Russians I put myself at a cultural disadvantage and mark myself as an outsider. If I've been around them long enough to not be an outsider, the reasonable interpretation is that I don't want to be like them and look down at their culture because I'm superior.

I'm not a bearer of a "universal culture" with "universal values." I don't claim credit for creation, so that just makes me part of how things work.

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