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ComSoc 421 Chapter 4/5

by: Hannah Bartow

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Intercultural Communication
Gabriella Bedoyan
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hannah Bartow on Monday October 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Comsoc421 at Washington State University taught by Gabriella Bedoyan in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Intercultural Communication in Communications at Washington State University.

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Date Created: 10/03/16
Chapter 4  Cultural Space: communication practices that construct meanings in, through and about particular places o Shapes verbal and non-verbal communicative practices o Cultural spaces are constructed through communicative practices developed and lived by people in particular places  Communicative practices o Languages, accents, slang, dress, artifacts, architectural design, the behaviors and patterns of interaction, the stories, discourses and histories Displacing culture and cultural space  Avowed identity: The way we see, label and make meaning about ourselves and others  Ascribed identity: The way others view, name and describe us and our group  Displacing culture: as people and cultures circulate globally, new cultural spaces are created, intersecting with existing cultural spaces o Geographically removed from their places of origin  Chinatown in San Francisco  “In-hereness and out-thereness”: Pg 84 o A characteristic of globalization in which a particular here is linked to there, and how this linkage of places reveals colonial histories and post-colonial realities.  Paraphrase what this section says in your own words. This section focuses on a place in society that overlaps many cultural areas and how throughout history the different groups of people have changed.  Personal examples in your home town? –Casinos – Synagogues/Churches Segregated Cultural Space  Cultural spaces that are segregated based on socio-economic, racial, ethnic, sexual, political and/or religious differences o Voluntary segregation  Women’s clinics  Church groups o Involuntary  Concentration camps  Jim crow laws  Gentrification  Ghettos—Venice, Italy where Jews were segregated and required to live in the 1500s  Reservation system imposed on Native Americans Contested Cultural Space: Immigrant population forced into area originally, moving population again for gentrification Gentrification: phenomenon of rebuilding of communities to appease middle classes, displaces current lower class residents Chapter 5  Relationships with families, among friends with romantic partners and coworkers  Anti-Miscegenation Laws: Prohibited marriage between people of different races o Existed in 40 states until 1967 o Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court o 2013 same-sex marriage  Miscegenation: Racial mixing, mixed race intermarriage Topography of Intercultural Relationships  Interracial, interethnic, international, interreligious or interfaith  Class differences in intercultural relationships o Class prejudice: personal attitudes individuals of any class culture may hold about members of other classes o Classism: systematic subordination of class groups by the dominant, privileged class  Sexuality in intercultural relationships o Heteronormativity: Assumption that heterosexuality is the normal and natural form of sexuality o Heterosexism: Ideological system that denies and denigrates any non- heterosexual behavior, identity or community


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