They were my first educators in life so obvious my identity is based off theirs with some exceptions. Without the support of my immediate family, I would not be who I am today. As I have grown, I believe my cultural identity has changed in ways though. I have my own opinions now and know more about how I want my life to go. My family members always support my decisions and listen to what I have to say.
It is also how I deal with it in effective, nobler, greater and grander way. It occurs to me that we as people evolve through cultural mindset. And no society and people have evolved without borrowing from other cultures, learning from other people’s experiences and being part of them in some way or another. What has elevated the spirit of some and broken down that of others should be the core of our evolution or demise. And learning from other cultures is the makeup of my hybrid culture.
My culture is very adaptive due to moving and living to new foreign areas. Right now, my culture is a modern American one. Culture to my family and I means that the people we interact with all share a common belief. The actions we take are all common. It is what shaped us to be who we are.
This is the process that my parents and I went through when moving countries, but the process was unalike since the magnitude of time spent was significantly different. Another thing that I saw was interesting was that cultural diffusion is a selective process. This was completely true in my case since I still hold on to some of the things from my culture. This article was eye opening to me since I could see the processes going on, but could not quite explain it or name it. This article explained culture though different quotes so if there was one you didn’t agree with there were others that were more helpful.
Furthermore, I want them both to experience American culture without being overwhelmed, or infatuated with the culture that they forget their own. I want them to diversify their culture, not change it. Additionally, they have given me an outlet to talk about latino heritage and it’s benefits. I have friends who I know will watch the nightly soccer match, friends who understand how strict parents can be, and friends who have the same ideals as me. I could always talk to another non-hispanic friend about the same subject, but they would never understand it because they have never experienced it.
Instead they may be able to live in an environment where they can embrace the idea that being diverse is a good thing. “I honestly don’t really know whether I’ve formed my own cultural identity or not”, said Ms. Shinohara, smiling. I feel like it’s more of my identity as a person that has been formed and I’ve realized that having a particular place you can call home or knowing where you are from doesn’t really determine whom you are. I don’t think I’d be the same person if I wasn’t brought up as a TCK and it is probably 100% true that your cultural experience affects your identity
Culture is shared set of arts,ideas,skills and ect,Culture has a different effect on how many people view the world. In other ways, culture consistently informs the way one views the world and others because of family,school, and community. Overall it matters on how they let their culture have an effect on them. In Robert Lake’s essay, “An Indian Father’s Plea” his son Windwolf is having difficulty with racism in his school. It is not only children who are racist towards him it is the adults as well.
We increase our understanding of our own culture by viewing it as one of many cultures existing on earth. We learn that our values, goals and practices increase do not exist in a vacuum and are dynamics concepts that can be molded with exposure to other culture. Merely reading about another culture wills not increase understanding of our own culture .It is essential furthermore, to approach the study of other people with an open mind and without the idea, that one’s own culture is superior to other. By keeping open mind, one process, enrich his understanding of
The analysis done, was mostly based on the dimensions of cultural differences given by Geert Hofstede. The knowledge gained by theoretical studies was the basis of the research objective and the scope of the study. One important thing learnt was that the dimensions used for study can be used to compare the cultural differences between different countries and cannot be used to compare the values of individuals. The points learnt from theory helped in discovering the depth about the big picture regarding cultural differences and can be used further to avoid conflicts and situations of tension and successfully deal with international tourists. Cross cultural knowledge can be really useful in the tourism industry for both the host as well as the visitors.
7. In this chapter we have treated some broad features of culture identified by theorists. Are any of them useful to you in picking out cultural influences upon how you see the world yourself? Do you identify yourself with a particular culture? I grew up with the Russian culture since my heritage is Russian.