G ERMAN - People of German Heritage Macro Aspects of Model • Global society – Sports – Holocaust/WWII – Industrious – Formal reserved –

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Unformatted text preview: People of German Heritage Macro Aspects of Model • Global society – Sports – Holocaust/WWII – Industrious – Formal, reserved – Music, oom-pah – Bavarian foods, i.e. German chocolate cake – Oktoberfest Macro Aspects of Model • Community – 60 million in US • Family • Person • Health-3 rd largest economy in world-Cross roads-Densely Populated-temperate climate Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography • Heritage and Residence 1 , Eastern seaboard, PA Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography • Heritage and Residence 3 , 1930s-1940s Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography • Migration and Economics – See above Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography • Educational Status and Occupations • Highly valued, achieve class through ed, equate success with being employed and ed gets one there • High literacy, 98-99% • Strong influence on US ed system • Anti-german sentiment in WWII Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography • Educational Status and Occupations • Indentured servitude, assigned tasks that couldn’t be risked by expensive slaves, families separated, children sold • Utopians • Chain-migrated, tradesmen • Current immigrants – highly educated, vocationally well-trained Communication • Language and dialects – German spoken in 8 countries, native language of 100 million people – Many dialects identifying locales English taught as 2 language to all Communication – Enjoy philosophical/political discussions – Feelings are private, not shared vulnerability – Being in control, stern exterior – Value good manners • Touch and spatial distance – Social distance, eye contact, touch, facial expression boundaries – Shake hands, women first – Pat arms and shoulders Communication • Touch and spatial distance – Little father/children touch, much for mothers – Hugs & kisses expected with extended families, “reaffirmations of love” – Formal with strangers, not touch – > spatial distance, accept intrusions from HCPs – Private, may not be close to neighbors, not enter closed doors s invitation Communication – Eye contact and greetings • Maintained, staring is rude, looking in rooms is rude • Smiling for friends and family – Unacceptable non-verbals • Chewing gum in public • Cleaning one’s fingernails in public • Talking with one’s hands in pockets • Placing feet or legs on furniture, • Pointing index finger to own head • Public display of affection Communication • Time and temporality – “Buy the future, pay for the past” – Future oriented – Obsessively punctual – Impatient with non-compliers – Time is money – Approach tasks in linear fashion •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course NURS 226 taught by Professor Fuller during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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G ERMAN - People of German Heritage Macro Aspects of Model • Global society – Sports – Holocaust/WWII – Industrious – Formal reserved –

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