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Sedikit oleh-oleh dari kuliah yang diikuti: International Negotiation di TU Eindhoven.

stereotyping- : cultural stereotyping is the application of a previously held generalization,
often negative, to every person in a cultural group; or, generalizing from only a few people in
a group. A stereotype is a rigid generalization.

Cultural stereotyping is the application of a previously held generalization, often negative, to every person in a cultural group; or, generalizing from only a few people in a group. A stereotype is a rigid generalization.

Stereotyping comes from experience that really exists in the past, but be careful with stereotyping because it is rigid generalization (not always true).  While stereotyping may be temporarily satisfying to someone in the throes of culture shock, it is destructive and alienating in the long run.

It is preferable to avoid using stereotypes and rather use generalizations. A cultural generalization is the tendency of the majority of people in a cultural group to hold certain values and beliefs and to follow certain patterns of behaviour. Generalizations are based on fact and statistics drawn from surveys and other research. Generalizations, unlike stereotypes, are inclusive and allow all groups within a society to exist. Linguistically it is easy to move from stereotypes to generalizations. For example:

Stereotypes: British people like fish and chips.

Generalization: A lot of British people like fish and chips.

Stereotypes: The Dutch are always on time.

Generalization: Dutch people tend to be on time.

Written by ibu didin

October 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm