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Zack Jia Hao

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Transcript of Ethnocentrism

Be apathetic
Learn to view things in a different perspective

What is Ethnocentrism?
Prepared by: Jiahao, Mervin, Jiaxin, Angus
Stage 1: Denial
First and most extreme stage
Stage 2: Defense
E.g. Owner VS Maid
e.g. North Korea’s culture.
Apathetic towards differences.
Do not want to associate with others from a different culture.
North Korea Execution
Stage 3: Minimization
Own perspectives as universal
Unintentionally impose our views on others
Minimization recognize our similarities, we are one as human beings
Unaware/downplay of differences
Learn to view things in a different perspective
Be empathetic

Be sensitive and aware of cultural difference
Interact with people from different culture
Learn to treat everyone equally
Learn how to accept cultural differences
• Lack of understanding
• Ignorance
• Self-centeredness

Going overseas
Japanese Customs
Amy Cheong Racism Incident
What should they do instead?
1) The Arabic girl should..
A) Try to be receptive and talk to the boys
B) Flip the table to show her disinterest
2) The owner should...
B) Seduce the maid until he gets her passport
A) Advise the maid to keep her passport safely
3) The mother should...
A) Smack her son's backside and tell him not to busybody
B) Check for the correct answer before telling her son
Existence of other cultures make them feel threatened
Think their culture is the only good one
Feels superior of own culture
"Us" and "They"




Bennett, Milton J. “Towards Ethnorelativism: A Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity.” Education for the Intercultural Experience. Ed. R.M. Paige. 2nd edition. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, 1993. 21-71.
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