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Class Notes for the Last (Third) Section 14/05/2009 16:28:00 Linear vs. Circular Argument Linear Western argumentation shaped by Aristotle (ethos, logos, pathos) based on specific pieces of information like how a persuasive statement has an introduction, three major points, and  a conclusion Circular Favored by the Chinese (Eastern) More holistic, see the big picture, broad perspectives Guiding principles and reasons are explained to provide a holistic framework,  leading to the conclusion Field Dependence vs. Field Independence Field Independence Specific elements in cause and effect sequence frame Emphasis on logic, de-emphasis on emotion Great skill in the intellectual sphere Science is emotionally neutral, low context culture Low context cultures and low power distance cultures Field Dependence Perceives holistically, within larger more complete context (high context  cultures)
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Considers background variables of the environment like emotion High context and high power distance E.g. the example of the fish in the water tank, field independent people would  look at the fish and field dependent people would look at the tank The Nobel Peace Prize 2006 “for their efforts to create economic and social  development from below” Muhammed Yunus and the Grameen Bank, Bangladesh, they each received half  of the prize Grameen Bank Womens bank in Bangladesh started in 1983 94% of the loans go to women and 99% of the loans are paid adopted by more than 45 countries eligibility= extremely poor, you can’t own land women are more likely to return loans International Feminism Less concerned with issues of equality than US feminism
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  • Spring '11
  • low power distance, field independent people, Field Independence Field, high context  cultures, distance cultures Field

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