Conceptions of ‘culture' in international communication - Limits to cultural explanations?

Human error in multi-national manning - Hofstede's cultural dimensions: a critical approach

Lisa Loloma Froholdt, Fabienne Knudsen

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Resumé

The paper addresses a critical approach to static, objective and context-independent concept of culture. Conceiving of another culture as objective, persistent, and evenly shared features within a nation may bring some basic order while facing an unknown culture, but it may also have unintentional outcomes. E.g. it may lead to a deterministic view of other cultures, thereby reinforcing prejudices and underestimating other forms for identity; it may tend to hide the universality and the individuality which every man also acts up to, and which makes empathy possible across cultural differences. Above all, it risks ‘blinding' the participants for the specific context of a given communicative situation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelIMEC 2007. The Human element in Maritime Accidents and disasters - a matter of communication
Antal sider9
ForlagIMLA-IMEC. The International Maritime Lecturers' Association and the International Maritime English Conference
Publikationsdato2008
Sider303-311
StatusUdgivet - 2008
BegivenhedIMEC-19 The International Maritime English Conference: "The Human Element in Maritime Accidents and Disasters - a Matter of Communication" - Rotterdam, Holland
Varighed: 9. okt. 200712. okt. 2007
Konferencens nummer: 19

Konference

KonferenceIMEC-19 The International Maritime English Conference: "The Human Element in Maritime Accidents and Disasters - a Matter of Communication"
Nummer19
LandHolland
ByRotterdam
Periode09/10/200712/10/2007

Fingeraftryk

international communication
human error
individuality
empathy
cultural difference
prejudice

Emneord

  • søfart
  • kultur
  • international Kommunikation

Citer dette

Froholdt, L. L., & Knudsen, F. (2008). Conceptions of ‘culture' in international communication - Limits to cultural explanations? Human error in multi-national manning - Hofstede's cultural dimensions: a critical approach. I IMEC 2007. The Human element in Maritime Accidents and disasters - a matter of communication (s. 303-311). IMLA-IMEC. The International Maritime Lecturers' Association and the International Maritime English Conference.
Froholdt, Lisa Loloma ; Knudsen, Fabienne. / Conceptions of ‘culture' in international communication - Limits to cultural explanations? Human error in multi-national manning - Hofstede's cultural dimensions: a critical approach. IMEC 2007. The Human element in Maritime Accidents and disasters - a matter of communication. IMLA-IMEC. The International Maritime Lecturers' Association and the International Maritime English Conference, 2008. s. 303-311
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Conceptions of ‘culture' in international communication - Limits to cultural explanations? Human error in multi-national manning - Hofstede's cultural dimensions: a critical approach. / Froholdt, Lisa Loloma; Knudsen, Fabienne.

IMEC 2007. The Human element in Maritime Accidents and disasters - a matter of communication. IMLA-IMEC. The International Maritime Lecturers' Association and the International Maritime English Conference, 2008. s. 303-311.

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