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1: ‘Difference’ and Communication
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- 1.1: A Communication ‘Problem’?
- 1.2: Analyzing communication problems
- 1.3: Ways of understanding ‘difference’
- 1.4: The social construction of ‘difference’
- 1.5: ‘Difference’ and identity
- 1.6: Reflecting on Identity
- 1.7: Aspects of Identity
- Every person has a range of identities, according to how they see themselves (and how others see them) in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age, and so on. This means that seeing an individual in terms of one aspect of their identity – as a black person, for example, rather than as (say) a black working-class woman who is also a social worker, a mother and a school governor – is inevitably reductive and misleading.
- 1.8: ‘Difference’, power and discrimination
- 1.9: Experiencing Prejudice and Discrimination