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COMM 1010: Language, Culture, & Power

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Laura Lynn Peck

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Transcript of COMM 1010: Language, Culture, & Power

COMM 1010
Culture, & Power

Hegemony & Privilege
Final exam:
Opens Sat, May 7 @ 6am,
Closes Tues, May 10 @ 11:59pm
Exam review is on Blackboard
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."

-Paulo Freire
When a group of people has the
to make their view of the world seem like
the only correct one.
Antonio Gramsci describes hegemony as "domination by consent"
It is the process of granting a group with more power and privilege the
ability to shape our worldviews, attitudes, beliefs, expectations, and actions
It is a complex process in which those who have less power
participate in their own oppression
Barriers to Communication
Popular beliefs about a group of people
Ascribing particular characteristics to an
entire group
of people
Prejudice: Dislike or hatred toward an entire group of people
Discrimination: Verbal & nonverbal communication behaviors that foster prejudiced attitudes including the act of excluding or denying people of products, services, and rights based on their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or (dis)ability.
Ethnocentrism & Hate Speech
Placing your own cultural beliefs in a superior position, leading to a
negative judgment
of other cultures

Hate speech:
Insulting discourse, phrases, terms, images, or organized campaigns
used to humiliate or hurt people
based on their age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, socioeconomic class, etc.
Monday, May 2, 2016
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