Some articles on context, higher context:
... A (cultural) context does not rank as "high" or "low" in an absolute sense because each message can be presented on a continuum from high to low ... Likewise, a culture (French Canadian) may be of a higher context than one (English Canadian) but lower context than another (Spanish or French) ... Likewise, a stereotypical individual from Texas (a higher context culture) may communicate more with a few words or use of a prolonged silence, than ...
... Higher context cultures tend to correlate with cultures that also have a strong sense of tradition and history, and change little over time ... For example, the Native Americans is a higher context culture with a strong sense of tradition and history ... The focus on tradition creates opportunities for higher context messages between individuals of each new generation ...
Famous quotes containing the words context and/or higher:
“The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)
“The English language is like a broad river on whose bank a few patient anglers are sitting, while, higher up, the stream is being polluted by a string of refuse-barges tipping out their muck.”
—Cyril Connolly (19031974)