muted group theory

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Muted Group Theory Tradition: Semiotic and Critical Context: Cultural Approach: Critical Response to cultural anthropology’s focus on opinion and cultural leaders Brought to communication by Cheris Kramarae (1981) Focus on women and other groups marginalized by culture or language Feminist theory balancing power Subordinate groups are required to use language and cultural expectationf of the dominant group, metaphotically forcing subordinate groups to lose their primary voice. Assumptions Women perceive the world differently from men because of different experiences and activities rooted in the division of labor. Men are dominant group in society so the male perception is dominant. Women’s perceptions and systems of perceiving are seen as less competent. In order to become participating members in society, women must transform their perceptions and models of perceiving into terms of the dominant group The dominant group doesn’t even realize there is a problem because they are not the
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course COM 239 taught by Professor Juliesemlak during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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