KURYLO, A. and ROBLES, J.S., 2015. How should I respond to them? An emergent categorization of responses to interpersonally communicated stereotypes. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 44 (1), pp. 64 - 91.
Political correctness defines stereotypes as inappropriate to communicate. However, responses that interpersonally communicated stereotypes receive in conversation may collaboratively produce a different meaning about the appropriateness of stereotype use. The current research reports two studies that explore responses to interpersonally communicated stereotypes and the role these responses play in the perpetuation of stereotypes. This project contributes qualitative research in intercultural communication that exposes a variety of tolerant response types available to communicators and demonstrates how these responses are managed interactionally in ways that show tolerance for communicated stereotypes.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Intercultural Communication Research on 03 Feb 2015, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2014.1001994