The degree of ethnocentrism will influence one’s intercultural competence to communicate efficiently and successfully in social context. People who high in ethnocentrism will tend to behave hostile and defensive while encounter any difference in culture. (McKeiver, 2013)They tend to decline the acceptance of difference in culture compared to their own. On the other hand, people who are low in ethnocentrism tend to feel curious and interested towards others culture thus tend to accept the difference of cultures. (McKeiver, 2013) One of the ways to reduce ethnocentrism is to tolerate or accept other culture that is different from ours.
When groups of people are doing things at a level that is bad and is harming people . These norms can be disconcerting, confusing and painful. by bad deviation the normal day to day activities disrupted and the groups have to differentiate its behavior to respond to the deviant act. These norms are meant to maintain the social order and to provide a sense of living . The disruption is the fear of victimization.
Anti-oppressive practice is also an approach of work in the social work that gives great emphasis to social change, empowerment, and partnership. Through anti-oppressive practice the problem of the individual is seen in a greater context: the individual, cultural, and societal and structural aspects are taken into consideration in the understanding of the problem and in its potential solutions. (Thompson 2002) developed the PCS model in other to fully grasp the full understanding of the individual, cultural and society which should influence the way social workers work with people of Black and ethnic minority and other oppressed groups. Intervention in the lives of the client should not only take place at the personal level but also cultural and structural in many cases all this level are interwoven. Power and Empowerment A central concept in the anti-oppressive and CRT practice is the role of power.
A theory is a set of ideas which claim to explain how society or aspects of society work. Highlighting interesting aspects of social situations by drawing out their general features. A social institution is a complex integrated set of norms organized around the preservation of a
Emotional and cultural intelligence have a special relationship. The one’s self-awareness and empathy in emotional intelligence influences the cognitive aspect in cultural intelligence. It assists one in understanding which behaviors are acceptable in unfamiliar culture by analyzing emotional gestures. They also have empathetic for differences of culture. The self-motivation will maintain the one’s inspiration in exploring new culture.
It is therefore felt important to bring forth the substantive question of subservience of a certain group of society and the structures that make them stand out as the marginalised lot. This is why, in this research project, the inexplicable dominance of caste and class is taken up for an exploration and thereby attempted to understand the status quo of the marginalised in a more disciplined
Culture of Violence Theory The Culture of violence theory is analogous to the social norms theory. This theory examines rules and expectations of behavior within a special culture or social group. These norms offer social standards of appropriate and inappropriate behavior(s), that dictate whether one’s behavior is acceptable or not and help coordinate one’s interactions with others. Cultural and social norm theories have been highly influential in shaping individual behavior, including the use of violence (World Health Organization, 2009, p. 3). This is because norms can protect against violence, but they can also support and encourage the use of it.
Social and cultural identities are shaped in relation to the norms and value systems within a society. As Foucault examines the insane and the origins of deviance, he provides insight on how the self is created in relation to expert discourses that attempt to keep the societal norms intact, encouraging individuals to keep themselves within the mould that the society has set out as what is normal in a process of
Introduction Integrating theory into social work practice is essential in defining why social work is needed and how to practice it effectively. This paper will discuss two theories; intersectionality and life course theory, as I believe that these two theories are collectively suitable and effective in interrupting the cycle of oppression. I will draw upon both my own experiences and literature to analyze the strengths and limitations of intersectionality and life course theory. This discussion will exemplify how intersectionality and life course theory enhance each other and can work synergistically to inform my social work practice. Intersectionality Intersectionality is a macro theory, which looks at the complexity of an individual’s identity
The appreciation of the culture and way of being human in the world Â Â Â Â Â -Â Â Â Intellectual challenge to establish order as a way of viewing social and Â Â Â human reality -Â Â Â social policies and morale critique -Â Â Â Commitment and contribution to the historical project. Â Â Â