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CQ Ethnocentrism

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Chee Mun Yeeng

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Transcript of CQ Ethnocentrism

is the lack of acceptance for cultural diversity,
A general intolerance and carry less sensitivity for other cultures
A relative preference for one’s cultures over others. What is Ethnocentrism? How do they behave? Second stage of ethnocentrism: DEFENSE One’s own culture is experienced as the best way to live, frequently accompanied by obvious negative stereotyping, where in short, they polarized “us” and “them”.
Believed they are more superior to others, and are constantly openly threatened by cultural difference Denial to Defense: RECOGNIZE what you do not understand/falsely assumed by watching for others or own reactions to a certain situation

Defense to Minimization: CONTROL your biases and seek more valid and balanced understandings by asking yourself what are the meanings behind the behaviour and situation

Minimization to Acceptance: ANALYZE the contrasting behaviour to better understand others' cultural behaviour CQ: Ethnocentrism

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Mun Yeeng Ethnocentric People usually: Judge another group solely by their own culture norms,
values and standards, relative to his or her own particular ethnic group or culture
Especially with concern to language, behavior, customs, and religion, and view these differences negatively. First stage of Ethnocentrism: DENIAL Think their own culture as the only real one
Generally uninterested in cultural difference, or understand them in simple manner and viewed suspiciously When there is a need to work together, they tend to go with conservative behaviour by seeking people of the same thinking to work with.
When confronted with differences, Individuals may attempt to avoid cultural differences through denying its existence. How do they behave? They will act aggressively and raise defense against cultural differences through:
a) Denigration - a reaction by which the individual responds to differences by a negative judgment
b) Superiority - positive evaluation of one’s own culture without overtly denigrating another cultural group
c) Reversal - devalue one’s own culture as a way to demonstrate superiority of another culture Third stage: MINIMIZATION Attempts to overgeneralize similarities between one’s self and other cultures, when they recognize common humanity and similarity
Differences are unimportant and considered insignificant
Believe that there are universal values that apply to all people; however, these values may be projected from one’s own culture
Also believe that everyone is the same, and they are no longer ethnocentric. How do they behave? The end ! Thank You :D References:
Qing Wen, D., D.Day, K., & M.Collaco, C. (n.d.). Overcoming ethnocentrism through developing intercultural communication sensitivity and multiculturalism. In Human Communication. A Publication of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association. (1 ed., Vol. 11, p. 29). Retrieved from http://www.uab.edu/Communicationstudies/humancommunication/11.1.3.pdf
Ethnocentrism. (26, November 2012). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnocentrism
W. Van Hook , C. (n.d.). Preparing teachers for the diverse classroom: A developmental model of intercultural sensitivity . Retrieved from http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/pubs/katzsym/vanhook.html
Barger , K. (2008, July 1). Ethnocentrism. Retrieved from http://www.iupui.edu/~anthkb/ethnocen.htm
Sinatra, A. (2007, September 19). Ethnocentrism in today's society. Retrieved from http://voices.yahoo.com/ethnocentrism-todays-society-547011.html?cat=9 Avoid stereotypes by judging others as individuals
Excessively respectful of other cultures and see themselves as well-meaning and kind How to move through the stages of ethnocentrism? Example: Example: Adolph Hitler and his Nazi followers thought they were better then the Jewish people and even judged the Jewish people to be lower than dirt. This case of ethnocentrism lead to the horrifying deaths of about six million Jewish people. Hitler's ethnocentric mindset eventually led to World War 2. Example: Mt. Diablo High School started having racially segregated school assemblies. In each assembly, they discussed the race's average test scores and encouraged them to do better. Even though the test scores improved among every racial group, the school minimized the importance of cultural differences. In America, the White people used to be dominant while the African Americans were submissive. For example, the African Americans were the slaves for the White people. They had separate lifestyles because the White people denied their existence. Which stage of ethnocentrism is this?
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