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People are meaning makers and storytellers. They give meaning to what their senses tell them and create narratives to share and explain their perceptions. This is diversity and culture—from person to person, intragroup and intergroup, across geographical and generational contexts humans make sense and narratives that give value and meaning to experience. All people regardless of age, race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ability, or other context of being are engaged in this work. Children and adults in the poorest parts of town and those in the wealthiest make sense of their lived experience. However, the worth attributed to what marginalized populations construct challenges the representations and values shaped by earlier ideas and values put forward by dominant groups. Nonetheless, if available, today's communication ...

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