Gross-gender and gross-generational communication in Siyabuswa

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dc.contributor.advisor Webb, Victor N. en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Ramakgoakgoa, Mmametsi Zebedius en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T14:31:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-29 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T14:31:36Z
dc.date.created 2009-04-24 en
dc.date.issued 2010-03-29 en
dc.date.submitted 2010-03-11 en
dc.description Dissertation (MA)--University of Pretoria, 2010. en
dc.description.abstract The problem addressed in this study is the difference in patterns of verbal and non-verbal communication across gender and generational groups, specifically between members of traditional and urban communities. These differences, it is argued, are linked to differences in values, attitudes, beliefs, views, etc., i.e. cultural differences, between the groups. Misunderstanding in such communicative interaction arises because people are unaware of the role of cultural differences in the construction and interpretation of texts/cases of language use, for example, the gender differences in the way men and women from different age groups and different habitats (rural vs. urban) can generate misunderstanding. In the Ndebele community, there is a marked diversity in communication patterns and practices by gender. These differences in communication patterns between men and women are socially constructed and are related to power. For example, women are not expected to maintain eye contact with their male counterparts in mutual conversation. Where they disregard these communicative norms, it would be regarded as socially unacceptable and such behaviour would be regarded as disrespectful by the traditional members of the society. Non-verbal behaviour may also impede effective communication because there are different systems of using and understanding gesture, posture, silence, touch and physical appearance in different gender, age and rural/urban communities. Copyright en
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dc.description.department Afrikaans en
dc.identifier.citation Ramakgoakgoa, MZ 2007, Gross-gender and gross-generational communication in Siyabuswa, MA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/23112 > en
dc.identifier.other F10/152/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03112010-185802/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/23112
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2007, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject Non-verbal communication en
dc.subject Miscommunication en
dc.subject Verbal communication en
dc.subject Gross-gender en
dc.subject Urban community en
dc.subject Gross-generational communication en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Cultural identity en
dc.subject Cultural stereotypes en
dc.subject Gender relations en
dc.subject Role of culture en
dc.subject Traditional community en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Gross-gender and gross-generational communication in Siyabuswa en
dc.type Dissertation en


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