Outline No. 3 for StOC 2672

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Page 1 of 2 Outline No. 3 for StOC 2672: Cultural Levels and Orientations Ch. 2; Fey & Denison; Gardner & Stough; Sivanathan & Fekken; Yep A. Distinguish among en culturation, ac culturation, and worldviews. “Tight” and “loose” cultures? Commonalities? B. Three cultural levels Technical Formal Informal C. Three approaches that enable us to use our culture-specific knowledge to improve our intercultural awareness and competence: 1. A continuum that ranges from low- to high-context cultures (Hall) Low-Context Cultures High-Context Cultures Explicit rules, information Implicit rules, information More overstatements Emphasis on understatement More verbal and direct codes Emphasis on nonverbal, indirect codes Linear logic Intuitive More individualism Other-centered More tenuous bonds among people Stronger bonds Europe, USA, Canada Asia, South America, Africa 2. Cultural variability (Hofstede) Individualistic vs. collectivistic cultures Masculinity vs. femininity Power distance
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course STOC 2672 taught by Professor Pratt during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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