Unformatted text preview: are encouraged to be sensitive to others & relationships Standpoint theory—women as caregivers (prioritizes attending to others); results from standpoint as subordinate members of society- Nonverbal behaviors expected of women emphasize communality—building & sustaining relationships & community. Nonverbal behaviors considered appropriate for men emphasize agency—displaying power and initiative, achieving.- Western culture places higher value on the behaviors associated with masculinity than on those associated with femininity. “Normal” women are dependent, oriented towards relationships, deferential, unassertive, concerned with appearance, submissive, emotional, & uncompetitive. “Normal” men are independent, aggressive, competitive, more rational than emotional, and ambitious....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 324 taught by Professor Krueger during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.
- Spring '05
- Nonverbal Communication