Create an account
a learned system of meanings that fosters a particular sense of shared identity and community among its group members
consists of patterns of traditions, beliefs, values, norms, symbols and meanings that are shared among members
balance between meanings in different cultures; work out code of meaning not identical to either culture, but somewhere in-between
prescription for appropriate behavior, what you SHOULD do
- Ex: if a stranger has an ipod on you shouldn't talk their ear off
unspoken assumption about norms
- Ex: if someone is wearing headphones, they probably don't want to be disturbed.
what kind of cooperation does each person need to achieve their wanted perception
- positive facework: need something from others to uphold identity ("talking him up")
- negative facework: don't want to be imposed on or constrained
identifying with certain culture; believing in same things/values makes part of that culture
shared relational culture "privately transacted system of understandings;" smaller scale (compared to cultural)
- Ex: husband and wife, best friends - inside jokes/saying one word and knowing what it means when others may not
ability to successfully negotiate mutually acceptable identities in interaction; effective management of relational and cultural identities
- task: accomplishing a task
- relational: cohesiveness of group; how they got along; willing to continue working together
- personal: how you feel about performance and working with the group
equal sharing; consultation rather than initiative; care more about the group, more cooperation
attempting to "fit in" with the dominant group; emphasizing commonalities to blend into dominant group
- Ex: dressing like the dominant group
attempting to influence/educate dominant group members on the non-dominant group; attempting at dispelling stereotypes imposed on the non-dominant group
- Ex: black women explaining their hair to white people at work
a way to maintain the differences between the dominant group and non-dominant groups
- Ex: physical avoidance
An event that has the power to shape or influence the group positively or negatively. Group problems, problem behaviors, critical issues, and critical first-time behaviors to illustrate this.
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together