Becoming a Cultural Insider

Jul 26

In the movie, Avatar, Jake had to make some serious adjustments in order to connect with the 10-foot tall Na’vi of Pandora. The fact that he was able to LOOK like the Na’vi was certainly an advantage, but it did little to cover for his near complete ignorance regarding Na’vi culture and values. He was an outsider needing to become an insider, and it...

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