Subgroups(Working Class) are based on similar jobs, values, and argot. The working class subgroup has its own unique characteristics that separate it from others.
The working class includes people who work for wages, especially in manual and industrial work. Their values are higher on loyalty and less on a sense of priviledge. The working class subgroup also has a hostile atitude towards those who project themselves as wealthy and arrogant. I am definitlely in the working class subgroup, and all the people I know are aswell. We all work for wages and from the way I was raised I was taught to be loyal to my friends and family before anything else. We pride ourselves on not being “fed with a silver spoon” and having to work hard for what we have. This type of mentality has gotten me to where I am today and is something I will carry with me in the future.
Masculinity vs. Femininity is a dimension wich cultures vary. Masculine culture, as defined by Hofstede, are those that strive for maximal distiction between what women and men are expected to do, placing stress on assertiveness, competition, and material success. Cultures labled feminine permit more overlapping social roles for the sexes and place high value on feminine traits wich stress quality of life, interpersonal relationships and concern for the weak.(Jandt Ch.7 pg.176)
Masculine culture in America has began to shrink as women and men now continually break out of the stereotypical old fashioned image such as the “stay at home mom” or “company CEO”. Now those roles are deminishing and even switching. I know that at my house everyone does their share of cleaning not just the girls, but at the same time none of the girls in the house throw the trash or move the furniture around the house when needed and none of the guys every cook unless we absolutely have to.
Paralanguage is the nonverbal elements of the voice meaning vocal characterizers such as laughs and sobs, vocal qualifiers such as loudness and softness/ high and low pitch, and vocal seragates such as “um” and “uh-huh”.(Jandt Ch.5 pg.118)
We use paralanguage everyday whether we want to or not, it is literally impossible not to use it. At the same time, for something that is such a big part of our nonverbal communication, we hardley notice that we do it when communicating. My family doesn’t know it, but they use it all the time. My brother and sister always intentionally sigh in front of my parents when they want them to ask “What’s wrong?”. Usually its when they want something from them.
Kinesics are the gestures, body movements, facial expression, and eye contact we use to express how we feel.(Jandt Ch.5 pg.113)
Kinesics are the second of nine nonverbal message codes that display nonverbal communication which replace spoken messages. My example of this would be the kinesics one displays when angry. A number of nonverbal messages could be sent from the individual. Their fists would clentch, eyebrows lower, and eyes turn sharp. But in my experience with anger in kinesics some things differ. When my parents, for example, get really angry their eyes actually get wider and bigger for some reason. Over the years I recognized that signal and new to steer clear of them and make sure all of the work around the house was done so as to not have their wrath come down on me.
Prejudice refers to the irrational dislike, suspicion, or hatred of a particular group, race, religion, or sexual orientation.(Jandt Ch.4 pg.91)
Prejudice, unlike stereotyping, is always negative towards another group, race, ect. I have been under prejudice multiple times in my life. I remember a few years ago, I was being followed by a store clerk at a Zume’s after I had just told them that I didn’t need any help and that I was just looking around. This clerk followed me around the entire store until I found what I came there to buy and was ready to check out. The whole time I was there I could feel the clerck, and their co-workers behind the register, watching me. Since then I decided to go to the particulare store anymore.