Ch 1 Why Do We Need to Think Critically About Comm PDF

Ch 1 Why Do We Need - hail each other Hailing influences/shapes how we view various cultural identities such as ◦ Ethnic “Racial” identities

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Why Do We Need to Think Critically About Communication?
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Communication is more powerful than many of us think! Communication is based on how we use symbols Symbols = Verbal and nonverbal signs Symbols shape meaning Meaning = how we make sense of our world How we make sense of who we are , what we know .
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Communication shapes who we are (our identity) How has communication shaped your identity? Stuart Hall‟s concept of „hailing‟ What is it? Groups: Reflect on the different ways YOU have been HAILED how has that shaped who you are?
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About hailing: Hailing PUTS BOUNDARIES on who we are/how we perceive others Hailing often sets up a double-bind Hailing can be both EMPOWERING & DISEMPOWERING, depending on how it is used
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Hailing shapes cultural identity Hailing influences a society‟s systems of meanings In our hailing practices, we reify (make real) certain social meanings We „learn‟ social meanings by observing how people hail each other, by how others hail us, and by how we
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Unformatted text preview: hail each other Hailing influences/shapes how we view various cultural identities, such as: ◦ Ethnic / “Racial” identities ◦ Social Class identities ◦ Religious identities ◦ Sexual identities Communication shapes what we know How do we know what we know? ◦ Perceptual Knowing ◦ Conceptual Knowing ◦ Ideological Knowing Which group can tell me the difference between these 3 types of knowing? Maxim Magazine is edited for young, intelligent, professional men. Maxim concentrates on sports, sex, work, health, money and fashion. A healthy balance of humor and information, Maxim is definitely a guy thing . source: www. magazinecity.com Communication shapes what we do We choose to participate in certain activities/behaviors because of the (social) meanings those behaviors have for us Every time we DO something (verbal/nonverbal communication) we shape cultural/social meaning for ourselves & others...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course CAS 100C taught by Professor Nicholas,cheryll during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Ch 1 Why Do We Need - hail each other Hailing influences/shapes how we view various cultural identities such as ◦ Ethnic “Racial” identities

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