Communication Essay

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PART III CHAPTER MATERIALS CHAPTER 5 IDENTITY AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying the material in this chapter, students should be able to: • Describe from a social psychological perspective how identity is formed. • Explain how identities are developed through our communicative interaction with • others. • Identify some of the ways in which people communicate their identity. • Explain how the context of the larger society contributes to the formation of identity. Discuss responses to the social and political ascriptions of identity. • Identify some of the major social and cultural identities that are manifest in our • communication. • Distinguish between racial and ethnic identity. • Explain differences in how identities are developed for minority versus majority group members in the United States. • Describe the relationship between identity and language. • Discuss the ways in which one's own identity and perception of other's identities influence our communication. KEY WORDS age identity ascription avowal class identity core symbols cultural brokers discrimination ethnic identity familial identity gender identity global nomads hyphenated Americans identity individualized identity interpellation majority identity minority identity national identity personal identity prejudice racial identity regional identity religious identity spiritual identity stereotypes EXTENDED CHAPTER OUTLINE Introduction: Identity is a bridge between culture and communication. We communicate our identity to others and form our identity through communication with others. Sometimes identity conflicts occur in our interactions. This chapter explores relationships between communication and identity and the role of identity in intercultural
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