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  • Posted Tatum V Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    In part 5 of the Tatum book it is getting into the ways that racism are and are not talked about, and how we, everyone, should speak out about race and racism. It is important for people to talk about...
  • Posted "You Know, We Are All Indian" Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    In Staurowsky's article she talks about a man who pretended to be an Indian, and became very famous for it. It wasn't until after he passed away that people found out the Grey Owl, was not actually Indian at all....
  • Posted Marra article Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    Andy Marra's article talked about how she met her birth mother in Korea. She was nervous about telling her that she was transgender. She waited a while to get to know her family and for them to get to know...
  • Posted Tatum Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    Tatum starts out talking about interactions with students that knew little about racism and racial differences. She said one student thought racism was't around any more. She goes on to talk about definitions of racism, for which there are a...
  • Posted Persepolis Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    Persepolis is about a young girl and her life growing up during the Iranian revolution. She grew up through the changes that the government and the Iran-Iraq war had implemented. She heard many stories from her uncle, saw deaths when...
  • Posted Chapter 12 Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    This next chapter is about how to make our intercultural communication the most effective and what things we need to do or know to accomplish that. We start out talking about motivation. This is, as the author says, the most...
  • Posted Chapter 11 Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    Chapter 11 talks about intercultural conflict and how ambiguity and language have effects on it. There are many ways that intercultural interactions can sometimes cause confusion and conflict due to misinterpretation. Facework is a way that people try to prevent...
  • Posted An interview with JaeRan Kim Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    In the article about JaeRan Kim it talked about her adoption to the US and what it was like growing up in the community she did. She didn't grow up in a very diverse community which didn't effect her to...
  • Posted Chapter 9 Amy C. to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    This chapter is all about popular culture. Popular culture is the cultural products that majority of people know about and share amongst each other. This includes TV shows, movies, music, videos and magazines. These things usually consist of information that...
  • Posted Chapter 8 Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    Chapter 8 is about the different types of migrants there are and why people migrate and what effects it has. First there are sojourners which are temporary migrants that have moved by choice. An example of this would be a...
  • Posted Ch 7 Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    This chapter is discussing nonverbal behavior and how it can be portrayed and understood. We learn nonverbal behaviors through experience and observation. Different cultures have different norms for nonverbal behaviors. There are a few different things that go into the...
  • Posted Chapter 6 Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    This chapter, Language and Intercultural Communication different types of language and communication styles. There are the different components that make up language such as semantics and syntactics and pragmatics. These are the ways that words are put together and how...
  • Posted La Guera Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    This story, La Guera, is about this girls life and the struggles of growing up as a poor, light skinned, chicano, lesbian woman. She talked about her mothers life long struggle before her, growing up poor with 5 siblings and...
  • Posted Ch 4 History Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    Chapter 4 starts out talking about the different types of histories that history can be categorized into. These are political, intellectual, social, family, and cultural-group histories to name a few. Cultural-group history is the history of each different cultural group...
  • Posted Ch 3 Culture and Comm Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    Chapter 3 is discussing culture and its different meanings and possible interpretations, and what communication is and how they work together. Intercultural communication is dependent on understanding the cultural values of others. Different cultures have different values and when communicating...
  • Posted Ch 2 Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    This chapter talks about how the idea of intercultural communication started to develop and the different things that go along with being able to conduct intercultural communication. Everyone has their own world view and this can create preconceived notions about...
  • Posted ch 1 Discussion Question to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    What factors affect intercultural communication between people who live in the same community and are from the same areas, who are of different cultures?...
  • Posted Long Nights Journey Into Day & Ch. 1 Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    The Gunguletu 7 were ambushed by police and killed. The police said that they were doing it in self defense because the men were heavily armed. However when the man who applies for amnesty tells his story he tells that...
  • Posted Long Nights Journey Into Day Amy C to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    The film has told us much about the apartheid in South Africa. The movie follows a few different deaths/murders that were part of the apartheid, and the people that caused them as well as the families of the victims. Amy...
  • Posted Pico Iyer Where is Home (Amy C) to Intercultural Communication S 2014
    In Where is home, Pico Iyer talked about the concept of home and what it means to be home. Home isn't about where you live, where you were born, or where your ancestors are from. Home is where ever you...
  • Posted What's Wrong With The Media Coverage Of Women Olympians? to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    I found this article to be really interesting because it highlights the fact that no matter what a woman accomplishes, her value is usually based on her physical attributes. Women in sports are often critiqued based on their appearance rather than their athletic performance. Men in sports are almost never talked about in this same way. When Gabby Douglas won two gold medals for the U.S Women's Olympic team there was a huge controversy about her hair. Her appearance overshadowed the amazing accomplishment she had made. American society looks at women and judges them based on one particular thing,...
  • Posted Small Change Blog and DQ to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    Social Media is a huge part of my generation. We use social media to connect with our friends, meet new people and find others who share our interests. It is true that social media has "reinvented social activism" because now people can find others to hop on board with their projects so much easier. The Trayvon Martin case is a great example of social media being used for activism. Through facebook, twitter and other social media outlets young people all over the world have found each other and come together to fight against something they believe in. Through these medias...
  • Posted Convergence Culture DQ to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    Jenkins says it can be a bad thing when people take media into their own hands. How is this true and how could this become worse in the future with the way that media and convergence are progressing?...
  • Commented on What is Cultural Citizenship? Blog and DQ.
    Essentially immigrants must adapt in order to become citizens because they are required to renounce allegiance to other states. They have to somewhat learn the ways of their new society and live by them. It does seem like a violation...
  • Posted Orange is the New Black DQ to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    Does the accurate representations of the prison and justice system on television evoke change? It informs people of what is really going on in prisons, but who does it benefit?...
  • Posted What is Cultural Citizenship? Blog and DQ. to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    People choose to move from their home country and seek citizenship in a new country for many reasons, war or poverty for example. When one chooses to gain citizenship in a new country some may assume that they will adapt the loyalty, practices and languages of their new home. This would mean giving up cultural ties and nationalism to their previous country in order to be accepted by the new society they live in and labeled as normal. In America it is common for minorities from other countries around the world to live and work here. Because they live...
  • Posted Sender and Sullivan DQ to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    Sender and Sullivan talk about how these shows The Biggest Loser and What Not to Wear are representing obese people as people who have no self control and low self esteem. The shows are supposed to inform audiences about the problems of obesity and help people connect with the people on the show and help everyone see that they can make changes as well. However knowing the way that obese people are represented on these shows, are they doing more harm than good? Are they just making obese people looked down upon more? Or does it help people relate to...
  • Posted Worlds Apart Blog and DQ to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    I think that the show Worlds Apart is most important to help inform American's about what is going on in the world, because so many are so oblivious. I wish more people could experience what the people did who went on this show because there are so many people that do not appreciate and realize how good they have it.They mention that the show was not originally created as a public diplomacy effort. However this would be a better way to represent they United States and helping us connect with other countries than the shows like Survivor and The Amazing...
  • Posted Gay-Themed Television DQ to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    In the Seinfeld episode discussed in the article, were Jerry and George's responses played up for the comedy, or were they normal? How would one respond to that situation without coming off as homophobic? What are ways that television today (if there's any differences) portrays these situations that allow slumpies to "have their cake and eat it too"?...
  • Posted Thoughts on rap music and how it has changed to D. Cormany Media Literacy Fall 2013
    We talked on Monday about the rap and hip hop industry and how rap music is all about violence. The question was brought up of whether this has changed from the early 2000s until now and as I though about it, I would say that it has. Most of the rap music is a lot less about violence then it used to be. There are some artists that are still all about the violence and gun talk but these are the artists who are still coming up and are still more connected to the streets and their hood. Artists like...
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