All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

Accounting Episodes as Communicative Practice Affecting Cultural Knowledge
Unformatted Document Text:  11 really care about little things compared with Japanese,” indicates that he made his “Japanese” identity and his classmate’s “American” identity relevant in understanding the appropriate conduct. The cultural knowledge he had had was that: One should let the other know when he goes home after studying together; otherwise the other person would be angry. Before this incident, Masato had assumed that this rule for appropriate conduct would be applied only to “Japanese.” In this accounting episode, however, he realized that the same rule could be applied to “Americans,” as indicated by his saying, “There are sensitive people regardless of whether he is Japanese or American.” The cultural boundary that he had perceived between him and his classmate before this incident was modified as a result of this episode, as evidenced by his saying, “it turned out to be wrong.” This episode is different from the previous two. In the first two episodes that I analyzed, the informants were made aware of the difference between him or herself and their co-interactants regarding the cultural knowledge about appropriate conduct as a result of engaging in accounting episodes. As a consequence, the boundaries were felt by them. In this episode, on the other hand, the informant was made aware of the wider applicability of his own cultural knowledge beyond the boundary he had assumed to exist. As a result, he found that the boundary did not really exist between him and his co-interactant. In all cases, however, the informants were made aware of boundaries and, as a consequence, their cultural

Authors: Kotani, Mariko.
first   previous   Page 11 of 27   next   last



background image
11
really care about little things compared with Japanese,”
indicates that he made his “Japanese” identity and his
classmate’s “American” identity relevant in understanding the
appropriate conduct. The cultural knowledge he had had was
that: One should let the other know when he goes home after
studying together; otherwise the other person would be angry.
Before this incident, Masato had assumed that this rule for
appropriate conduct would be applied only to “Japanese.” In
this accounting episode, however, he realized that the same
rule could be applied to “Americans,” as indicated by his saying,
“There are sensitive people regardless of whether he is
Japanese or American.” The cultural boundary that he had
perceived between him and his classmate before this incident
was modified as a result of this episode, as evidenced by his
saying, “it turned out to be wrong.”
This episode is different from the previous two. In the
first two episodes that I analyzed, the informants were made
aware of the difference between him or herself and their
co-interactants regarding the cultural knowledge about
appropriate conduct as a result of engaging in accounting
episodes. As a consequence, the boundaries were felt by them.
In this episode, on the other hand, the informant was made aware
of the wider applicability of his own cultural knowledge beyond
the boundary he had assumed to exist. As a result, he found that
the boundary did not really exist between him and his
co-interactant. In all cases, however, the informants were made
aware of boundaries and, as a consequence, their cultural


Convention
All Academic Convention can solve the abstract management needs for any association's annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 11 of 27   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.