CH35+Muted+Group+Theory+DQs - G201: Comm Theory –...

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G201: Comm Theory – Discussion Questions ( continued on reverse ) MUTED GROUP THEORY (Cheris Kramarae) 1. Describe some ways that common, familiar language might demonstrate a bias or favor toward men. 2. Kramarae focuses on women as a “muted group.” What other social identities might this theory relate to and why? Provide an example of language bias against another group. 3. Look at the list of examples provided on page 456 of linguistic bias. How might these forms of bias impact interpersonal relationships and levels of closeness or self-disclosure?
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Unformatted text preview: G201: Comm Theory – Discussion Questions 4. How does Stuart Hall’s Cultural Studies theory relate to Kramarae’s Muted Group Theory? 5. How might Marshall McLuhan (Media Ecology) help Cheris Kramarae think about the impact that the medium of the Internet has had on women? 6. How does Pearce and Cronen’s Coordinated Management of Meaning add to our understanding of the sexual harassment scenario presented on pages 462-463?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course COMM G201 taught by Professor Rossing during the Fall '10 term at IUPUI.

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