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Book Notes Ex1- ver 2 - Chapter1 8/25/11 SixImperatives:

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Chapter 1 8/25/11 Six Imperatives: 1.  The Self-Awareness Imperative Raises awareness of our own cultural identity and background Ethnocentrism : a tendency to think that our own culture is superior to other cultures 2.  The Demographic Imperative Universities are becoming much more diverse More diverse because of the changing US demographics and more global interaction of  people Changing US Demographics Demographics : characteristics of a population, especially as classified by race, ethnicity,  age, sex and income Hispanic population will triple in sixe by 2050 More diversity in the workforce- more women working, and more ethnically and racially  diverse Changing Immigration Patterns More immigrants are coming from South America and Mexico than from Europe now Heterogeneous : difference in a group, culture or population Homogeneous : similarity in a group, culture or population Diversity : the quality of being different Can expand out conceptions of what is possible- linguistically, politically, socially- as  various lifestyles and ways of thinking converge  Immigrants : people who come to a new country, region or environment to settle more or  less permanently  We need to recognize the flaws in our history like slavery Anglocentrism : using Anglo or white cultural standards as the criteria for interpretations  and judgments of behaviors and attitudes 
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Melting pot : a metaphor that assumed that immigrants and cultural minorities will be  assimilated into the US majority culture, losing their original culture Nativistic : extremely patriotic to the point of anti-immigrant  Diversity in religions, economic classes and race 3.  The Economic Imperative Globalization allows people from all different countries to interact and work as a world  market Losing jobs to cheaper labor outside the US Need to understand business in other countries and be able to negotiate deals  Important Chinese concepts Qingmian : human feeling, which involves respect for the feelings of others He : harmony, which emphasizes the smooth functioning of a group or society Guanxi : relationship or connection, which underscores the importance of relationship in  Chinese business Virtual teams are very challenging for ICC 4.  The Technology Imperative Beginning to use technology as a huge part of communication Increase in information Although it should give us instant access to information about other cultures, in fact it  does not More information about others does not lessen conflict Increase contact with people who differ Idea of online “pen pals” There are no nonverbal cues  Increase contact with people who are similar
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Book Notes Ex1- ver 2 - Chapter1 8/25/11 SixImperatives:

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