Face Negotiation Theory
23. All of the following are true about face negotiation theory EXCEPT
a. it combines the concepts of face, culture, and conflict
b. there is some concern about the theory because it overlooks the impact of cultural differences in conflict management
c. the theory has been influenced by the work of other theorists (e.g., Goffman, and Brown & Levinson)
d. face is a central concept in the theory and is viewed as pervading all aspects of social life
24. Negative face is associated with the characteristic of
25. Michele realizes that it is time to discuss the decline in production at the factory with her shift managers, Alice and James. She decides that the best way to approach the discussion is to emphasize the prior quality of work and to attempt to minimize the amount of blame for the decrease in numbers. Which type of facework is Michele using?
26. According to face negotiation theory, excuses such as, “I thought it was her job!” and justifications such as, “I’m not a morning person,” that occur after an embarrassing event, are
a. face threatening
b. face saving
c. face restoring
d. none of the above
27. True or False? Stella Ting-Toomey believes that communication is an individual event.
28. All of the following are characteristics of feminist theories EXCEPT
a. sex or gender is a central focus of the theory
b. feminist theory can be used to challenge the status quo when the status quo devalues women
c. sex or gender relations are viewed as being static they are consistent over time
d. sex or gender relations are viewed as problematic
29. Members of the Students for Environmental Concerns (SEC) organization submitted a request to university administrators to obtain a permit that would enable them to hold a demonstration on Parents’ Weekend. The university has agreed to issue the permit, but has designated that the demonstration can only take place between 8 and 10 a.m. and must be located on the far end of campus, away from the student center. If the SEC wants to demonstrate, it must follow the guidelines. Which of the assumptions of Standpoint Theory explains social life as experienced by SEC members?
a. The ruling group often structures life so as to remove choices from the subordinate group
b. The subordinate group often develops a clearer vision of social life than the dominant group
c. Material life promotes understandings of social relations
d. The vision available to an oppressed group represents a struggle and an achievement
30. All of the following statements about Standpoint Theory are true EXCEPT
a. the theory gives authority to people’s own voices
b. the theory argues that individuals’ assertions and statements are objective; we can therefore develop a standard for measuring standpoints
c. the theory criticizes the status quo because of the power structures it creates
d. experiences, knowledge, and communication of individuals are shaped by the social groups of which they are members
31. In her research project for her sociology class, Martha discovered that nontraditional students clearly understand the attitudes and opinions held by traditional students on campus. The nontraditional students say that often it is easier simply to go along with requests for late night study sessions and Sunday night group meetings with traditional students because there are fewer arguments. Which of the assumptions of Standpoint Theory explains the approach taken by the nontraditional students?
a. the ruling group has a vested interest in maintaining power
b. there is a sexual division of labor
c. material life promotes understandings of social relations
d. the vision available to an oppressed group represents a struggle and an achievement
Muted Group Theory
32. Which of the following is NOT consistent with the main ideas of Muted Group Theory?
a. The dominant group is better served by the language because they had the largest part in creating it.
b. In order to be heard, the muted group must translate its own worldview and experiences into a language that can be compared to that of the dominant group.
c. The language differences of the muted group and the dominant group are discussed, and a common language to use as a reference point is negotiated between the two groups.
d. The articulations of the muted group are often broken and less clear than those of the dominant group.
33. Labeling women’s talk as “gossip,” “chatter,” “nagging,” or “whining” is a type of silencing referred to as
34. Which of the following is NOT one of the strategies identified by Houston and Kramarae for resisting the process of muting?
a. naming the strategies of silencing (e.g, ridicule, ritual, harassment)
b. studying diaries, journals, quilts, and other artistic expressions of women
c. developing a more representative language to capture women’s uniquely gendered experiences
d. negotiating a shared language that can be understood by dominant and subordinate groups
35. One of the primary benefits of Muted Group Theory is that it
a. advocates the status quo
b. essentializes men and women
c. has received extensive empirical support
d. challenges us to review what we accept and reject from public speakers
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Part II: Communication Theory and Your Chosen Career Field (or Major) [10 points]
1. Go to the UMUC Library and click on “Search by Subject.”
2. Go to the Subject area that is most closely related to your major or career. Take a look around this UMUC Subject Guide to familiarize yourself with the materials available to help you in your field of study while at UMUC.
3. Click on the button for databases in your Subject Guide.
4. Choose a communication theory or the name of a researcher you found interesting in this course. Using one or more of the databases for your field, search that theory or person to see if communication research has been applied to your area. You may also want to limit the search by using other keywords for your specific area of career interest.
a. What subject area did you investigate? (1 point)
b. What database(s) did you use for your search? (1 point)
c. Provide full APA Citations for three articles you found which discussed the use of Communication Theory in your line of work/field of study. (3 points)
d. Using your three articles as support for your answer, write a short paragraph that answers the following question:
How can an understanding of Communication Theory supplement your skills and the insights you will need to succeed in your future work? (5 points)
Please be sure to write carefully and well, using good grammar and APA in-text citations for quotes and paraphrases.