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Accounting Episodes as Communicative Practice Affecting Cultural Knowledge
Unformatted Document Text:  6 which she identified herself. Hitomi confronted him. I argue that by engaging in this accounting episode Hitomi was made aware of the boundary between him and herself and, as a result, the negotiation of the cultural knowledge took place. Her knowledge about appropriate conduct when one committed an offense was to offer a word of regret and make a promise that the same thing would not happen in the future, without necessarily explaining how it happened. Her perception of the boyfriend’s knowledge, on the other hand, was that in such situation one should explain the processes in which the offense happened, which was much more important than merely offering a word of regret. By engaging in this accounting episode, she found that her knowledge about what was appropriate was different from his. In understanding the difference, Hitomi made her “Japanese” identity relevant as evidenced by her use of the words, “Japanese” and “We,” in the following quote: “When I think as a Japanese, if someone said, ‘I’m sorry. I’ll never do it again,’ it’s not so important to pursue what happened and how it happened. We don’t see it as so important. But he said, ‘It is much more important to me.’” In other words, rather than attributing the difference she felt about his idea and her own as individual one, she interpreted it as a cultural difference. When she encountered the different cultural knowledge, she “felt like, no it doesn’t sound OK, and didn’t know what to say.” She also felt, “I didn’t know what was right. Both seemed right and wrong.” This was an instance in which a

Authors: Kotani, Mariko.
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which she identified herself. Hitomi confronted him. I argue
that by engaging in this accounting episode Hitomi was made
aware of the boundary between him and herself and, as a result,
the negotiation of the cultural knowledge took place.
Her knowledge about appropriate conduct when one
committed an offense was to offer a word of regret and make a
promise that the same thing would not happen in the future,
without necessarily explaining how it happened. Her perception
of the boyfriend’s knowledge, on the other hand, was that in
such situation one should explain the processes in which the
offense happened, which was much more important than merely
offering a word of regret. By engaging in this accounting
episode, she found that her knowledge about what was
appropriate was different from his. In understanding the
difference, Hitomi made her “Japanese” identity relevant as
evidenced by her use of the words, “Japanese” and “We,” in the
following quote: “When I think as a Japanese, if someone said,
‘I’m sorry. I’ll never do it again,’ it’s not so important to
pursue what happened and how it happened. We don’t see it as
so important. But he said, ‘It is much more important to me.’”
In other words, rather than attributing the difference she felt
about his idea and her own as individual one, she interpreted
it as a cultural difference.
When she encountered the different cultural knowledge,
she “felt like, no it doesn’t sound OK, and didn’t know what
to say.” She also felt, “I didn’t know what was right. Both
seemed right and wrong.” This was an instance in which a


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