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340Lecture14 - Lecture 14 Returning Home: Re-entry Culture...

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COM 340 Lecture 14 Returning Home: Returning Home: Re-entry Culture Shock Re-entry Culture Shock
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COM 340 2 According to this theory, the sojourner’s visit follows a predictable developmental pattern. First part is based on the “U-curve” sequence: euphoria, depression, rebuilding, adjusted. Then, upon re-entering the one’s home culture, the person repeats the U-curve sequence. Combining these two curves results in a “W-curve” W-Curve Theory
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COM 340 3 W-curve Preliminary State Adaptation State Spectator State Shock State Participant State Preliminary State Adaptation State Spectator State Shock State Participant State Entry into New Culture Re-entry into Own Culture
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COM 340 4 Preliminary Stage Making plans to leave Airplane tickets, passport, visa Packing and mailing clothing and books Spectator Stage Sojourner sees many strange sights Has many new experiences Meets new people Things happen so fast, everything is a blur This honeymoon stage lasts from a few days up to 6 months. Stages of W-curve
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COM 340 5 Participant Stage Sightseeing has ended, sojourner must fend for himself Housing, food, shopping, commuting,
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