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This edition: Multi-Generational Influences: Cultural Patterns

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Episode Details

Explores communication challenges in multi-generational families from a standpoint of ethnic and cultural influences.Class begins with a definition of “ethnicity” and then looks at various cultural conceptions of family, particularly those of African-American, Hispanic, Native-American and Italian cultures. Discussion examines the role of ethnicity and culture in creating family values, managing conflict and sharing affection.
Featured interviews: Professor Rhunette Diggs (University of Louisville) and students enrolled in Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Communication program