ANT206H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Noam Chomsky, Hopi Language, Social Stratification

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19 Jan 2015
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Divergent practices for displaying respect in face-to-face interaction are an ongoing cause of tension in the us between immigrant korean retailers and their african. The relative restraint of immigrant korean storekeepers in these encounters is perceived by many african americans as a sign of racism, while the relatively personable involvement of african americans is perceived by many storekeepers as disrespectful imposition. Different ideas about the speech activities that are appropriate in service encounters. (intercultural communication, respect) There are multiple, intertwined reasons for these interethnic tensions in small businesses. An underlying source is the history of social, racial, and economic inequality in american society. Both groups declared rudeness as a salient inappropriate behaviour. The underlined themes for both groups appear to be respect and courtesy courtesy should be shown through verbal and nonverbal interaction by being more congenial, polite, considerate, and tactful toward each other.

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