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  • 1. Chapter 3, part 2 Intercultural Communication
  • 2. Femininity versus Masculinity
    • The division of rules between men and women; for example, who “wears the pants” in the society…are both sexes equal when it comes to work and pay, family responsibility, etc
    • See text for characteristics
    • Which is the US?
  • 3. Uncertainty Avoidance
    • Tolerance for the unknown in communication situations; is there a feeling of being threatened by uncertain situations
    • If a person is from a high-uncertainty avoidance country they will try to avoid uncertain situations to avoid the possibility of making a fool of him/herself
  • 4. Long-Term Orientation
    • This measures the trade-offs of long-term versus short-term goals and gains
    • For example, is it better to stick with traditional ways of doing things? It has always worked and may be slower but it is sure and steady and can be trusted.
  • 5. Ethnocentrism (-)
    • The belief that one’s own culture is the best and that your way is the ONLY right way and other cultures have to be wrong
    • Patriotism is different; with patriotism you love your country but can still accept how other people do things in other cultures
  • 6. Stereotyping (-)
    • Oversimplification of a person or culture that is different than you. Ex: all Asians are great at math
    • How do stereotypes begin? Why do they exist and spread?
  • 7. Prejudice (-) and Discrimination (-)
    • Prejudice - a negative attitude toward a group with little or no knowledge or reason
    • Discrimination – actions taken to exclude, avoid, or distance yourself from a group. This can be done by one person, other groups or a nation.

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