18.154 sexism in the vocabulary of disciplinarity

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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 07:04:30 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 154.
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         Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 06:43:11 +0100
         From: "Prof. R. Sussex" <sussex_at_uq.edu.au>
         Subject: Re: 18.152 sexism in the vocabulary of disciplinarity?


There is a kind of parallel in Hofstede's work on intercultural
communication and what he calls the masculine/feminine dichotomy, whereby
some cultures favour direct forthright action and others a "softer"
approach. I don't like the terms, but the metaphor is being exploited in a
not unrelated way.

Roly Sussex

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