Emic and etic Essays

  • Intercultural Communication Concepts

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    same as personality influences it. It should be predicted how culture influences communication. “Social science research usually searches for universal generalizations and studies cultures objectively, with an “outsider’s” view; in this way, it is “etic.”” (J. N. Martin & T. K. Nakayama, 2010), (p.

  • Gender Socialisation And Gender Analysis

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    A Functionalist View on Gender Socialisation Introduction Male, female, transgender, words which is used in society to describe a specific image of that gender and what is acceptable and what is not. Which behaviour is appropriate and which is not. Society states a specific idea on what is acceptable for different gender roles and identities, which are passed on through generations. Gender socialisation is the process by which society influences members to internalize attitudes and expectations (M

  • Body Ritual Among The Nacirema Analysis

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    well as language/description Minor uses in the essay to describe the natives. Because the Emic and Etic methods take two completely different approaches to anthropology you can clearly see how this essay approached a certain method rather than the other. In writing the “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema”, Minor followed the guidelines that a Etic would take in conducting research of a particular culture. The Emic method gives a clear and accurate understanding of a culture due to the in-depth interview

  • Subjectivity And Objectivity In Anthropology

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    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES Name: Hema Ramrattan ID#: 813001958 SOCI 1006: Introduction to Anthropology Course work # 1: Essay Topic: As an Anthropologist, what is the difference between subjectivity and objectivity? Please discuss. Lecturer: Dr Dylan Kerrigan In anthropology or other social sciences , the common terms that are involved in research are referred to as subjectivity and objectivity. It must be mentioned that the basis of subjectivity and objectivity have been questioned

  • Cultural Relativism: Rites Of Passage

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    understanding of other cultures in their own terms. To achieve the understanding of the rituals used in the cultures of another, one must be able to look at them from an emic (insider) perspective. One must also be able to look at his own culture from an etic (outsider) perspective. The ability to look at one’s culture from the etic point of view will make it easier to explain the rituals to someone from a different culture, for example, rites of passage. Rites of passage are used to mark a life stage

  • Afro-Cuban Religion

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    In this part of the final paper I will examine the religions in Cuba from an etic perspective. As Marvin Harris (1968, p. 575) said “Etic statements are verified when independent observers using similar operations agree that a given event has occurred”. From an etic perspective afro-Cuban religion probably looks strange to outsiders as other cultures looks to me. Looking afro Cuban religion in Cuba from an etic perspective is instructive because even though is normal to us may look strange and people

  • Babies Documentary Analysis

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    care for the young children, such as the younger male child who held the infant and let it lay in their lap in one of the scenes of the documentary. Another difference to notice when viewing the different cultures is that the women seem to have an emic view on the age span of breast feeding. It appeared that the women who lived in San Francisco and Tokyo only breastfed for a shorter span of time, breastfeeding is also kept more discrete in these two locations than when the women breastfed in Namibia

  • Qualitative Research In Psychology

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    Qualitative research allowed researchers interact actively with their participants (Muchnisky, 2003). According to Shaughnessy, Zechmeister, and Zechmeister (2003), qualitative research will not contain any statistical analysis since it only having verbal record. On the other way, quantitative methods will heavily rely on tests, rating scales, questionnaires, and physiological measures (Stone-Romero, 2002). This mean, quantitative research will reflect results in numbers while qualitative research

  • Multicultural Counseling Case Study

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    Etic assumes universal elements are the same across all groups in things such as discrimination, empowerment, communication, and acculturation. Emic emphasizes specific characteristics of each cultural group that can have impact on the counseling process. Early teachings in multicultural counseling focused on the emic perspective but the best approach is a mixture of both etic and emic perspectives. We must recognize that unequal treatment

  • Helen Spencer-Oatey What Is Culture

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    One of the most important things that I learned in the class so far has to do with culture. More specifically I had no idea how to define it properly until now. Culture is so much more than I first thought, it has to do with religion, language, history, nationality, customs, food, clothes, and so much more. I realize that this is not an exhaustive list but it shows some of the things that culture is. One definition on culture will not suffice, there are many ways that it can be described and everyone

  • Ethnographic Analysis Essay

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    adopted method to collect data is semi structured in-depth interviews. A very important aspect to consider while collecting data using an ethnographic method is their emic validity. According to Whitehead (2005) emic validity means to “understand the study host(s) from their own system of meanings” (p. 5). The author argues that emic validity can be obtained only through long fieldwork,

  • Rituals In George Gmelch's Baseball Magic

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    Societies each differ in the types of religious practices they have, there is a variation in how people relate with the supernatural. Many of the interactions people relate to with each other are highly ritualized. Rituals are recurring sets of behaviors that happen in the same patterns every time they take place. Almost all rituals do not have empirical connection between the means of them and the desired end; therefore, rituals are known as irrational acts. Rituals have experienced a retreat from

  • The Inuktitut Language

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    that a comprehensive analysis better shows, but also an essential emic approach that should now be seen as a necessary component when looking at indigenous cultures this initial research may not be useful as a proper investigative tool into indigenous personality

  • Cross Cultural Reflection Essay

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    course material and attending the lectures, I became more cultural relativistic as before I compared everything to my own culture. I have learned how to observe every culture on its own. Furthermore, I have acquired knowledge and gained emic, which importance besides etic constructs has been exposed to me (Helfrich 1999). As before the course, I would view cultures from a scientific point of view, I am determined to take the insights of native members of a culture into account in the future. I am specifically

  • Western Esotericism In Religious Studies

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    It is the purpose of this essay to explore what Western Esotericism is, through its seemingly debated definitions, in specific reference to its place within the study of Religion. It will be argued that Western Esotericism should be studied within Religious Studies due to the fact that it provides a re-conception of religious study from a sociological, psychological and philosophical lens. Through the exploration of repressed and censored esoteric features marginalised throughout history, we see

  • Polygamist Courtship Rituals

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    After inspecting courtship rituals of Americans, I have determined that Americans pick one partner to spend all of their time with. Americans are selective and believe there must be a physical attraction before they show interest in the other person. (Dion & Dion, 1996 pg. 7). Once they have captured this interest in the other person, they will approach them with romantic words and special gifts. Once there is some magical chemistry between the two people they engage in only seeing each other. The

  • Examples Of Explanatory Model Of Mental Illness

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    [TYPE THE COMPANY NAME] Explanatory Models of People about Mental Illness S.J.Sangeeta R2014MH010 9/18/2014   Explanatory model: Explanatory model is an explanation for what purpose and in which way a thing works or we can say it is an explanation for a phenomenon the way it is. It does not give a complete explanation of the reality of the thing and even it does not claim to be fully accurate. The explanation

  • Rites Of Passage Analysis

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    that cause harm or mutilate genitals for rites of passage. It will be hard to not put in my personal convictions when talking about rite of passage from a military mans perspective since I am one. Keeping and open mind to other cultures from an etic or emic perspective without being bias is somewhat of a challenge. My paper is a work in progress at this point and my focus is to complete the rough draft in the next 2 days to begin the proof read and make sure my writing isn’t from a bias view. References

  • Furnham And Mak Analysis

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    (Furnham and Mak 1999). Furnham and Mak however accept the problems of such comparative studies, such as equivalence of the channel, different time periods, and variations in content categories. Plus they also mentioned some other problems such as etic and emic approaches in the content analysis studies. In their review Furnham and Mak’s method is to find TV commercials which are based predominantly on McArthur and Resko’s system. They continue

  • Qualitative And Interpretive Approach

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    researcher and the participants. Garcia and Quek (1997) stressed that researcher’s interpretations play a key role in this kind of study bringing “such subjectivity to the fore, backed with quality arguments rather than statistical exactness” Therefore, from all the above viewpoints, it is clear that interpretive methodology is a theoretical framework or perspective which is mainly based on the idea that the behaviour of social actors in social context can be understood by the meaning that social