Chap03-04(上外教第三&cced

Chap03-04(上外教第三&cced

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Getting to Know Another Culture The Self and Groups Essay 1. Discuss the use of generalizations when talking about cultures. Are they useful or harmful? Why? Ans: Page: 86-87 Difficulty: Easy 2. How is understanding a religion important for understanding an unfamiliar culture? Is a religion adopted by a culture because it has priorities that correspond to those in the culture? Give examples. Ans: Page: 101-106 Difficulty: Hard 3. Discuss how a culture’s view toward knowing and knowledge is related to how people learn to learn. Use examples to illustrate your discussion. Ans: Page: 86-89 Difficulty: Hard 4. High-context cultures tend to be group-oriented. Using the categories and dimensions from the textbook, discuss other characteristics of high-context cultures. Ans: Page: chapters 3 and 4 Difficulty: Moderate 5. Discuss the cultural dimension of relationships versus results with reference to two different cultures, and explain some implications of this dimension. Ans: Page: 93-95 Difficulty: Moderate 6. Discuss the cultural dimension that concerns the role of luck (or perhaps a deity, fate, or fortune) in business in relation to the dimension that concerns tolerating or avoiding uncertainty. Ans: Page: 95-98 Difficulty: Hard 7. In some cultures rules can be bent, while in other cultures they are expected to be followed. Discuss this cultural dimension in relation to two cultures of your choice. Ans: Page: 98-99 Difficulty: Easy 8. Consider how the cultural dimension of form (being considered important or being distrusted) may be related to other dimensions. Ans: Page: 127-129 and throughout chapters 3 and 4 Difficulty: Hard 9. Time is understood and used differently in different cultures. Discuss, using specific examples. Ans: Page: 106-107 Difficulty: Moderate 10. Discuss the social organization patterns in cultures as more hierarchical or more horizontal, explaining what those terms mean and giving examples from at least three cultures. Ans: Page: 127-133 Difficulty: Moderate 11. Do you suppose the culture of Thailand is more high-context or more low-context? Use Thailand’s “3 Ms”—monarchy, military, and monastery—to answer. Ans: high-context, because it is collectivist based on the three Ms, each of which involves membership in a group Page: 115-117 Difficulty: Easy 12. Is Thai society hierarchical or horizontal? On what do you base your response? Use Thailand’s “3 Ms”—monarchy, military, and monastery—to answer. Ans: hierarchical, based on existence of a monarchy, as well as hierarchical ranking system in the military and in monasteries Page: 127-133 Difficulty: Moderate 13. Will form be important or distrusted? Why? Use Thailand’s “3 Ms”—monarchy, military, and monastery—to answer. Beamer/Varner
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Chap03-04(上外教第三&cced

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