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Unformatted text preview: Cultural Communities- Culture is tied to power and privilege o History vs. histories- Cultural groups are not valued equally o Absent histories Absent from the dominant discourse; things never recorded o Hidden histories Those histories that exist but are hidden by the dominant culture- Standpoint Theory: theory by Hartsock o The groups to which one belongs distinctively shapes their perceptions (worldview), identities, and opportunities for members of that group. Minority viewpoint of the critique of the dominant group will always be more accurate than that of the dominant group because they have nothing to lose; they are already out of power Minority will continue to influence dominant group in ways that dominant finds not threatening The blur in between the circle is where the minority group influences the dominant group • Ex: things that are adopted by the dominant group but actually that belong to the minority groups, like sushi, Chinese food- In-groups (relates to Standpoint Theory)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course COM 134 taught by Professor Frymier during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.
- Fall '08