The Collectivist Identity

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My positionality and the research topic I was born and raised in Vietnam where the collectivist identity has been dominant in community. Traditions and cultural values have an influence on every aspect of life. Most Vietnamese people hold a strong belief in Buddhism and Confucian philosophy. Filial piety has maintained the strong value in the society. Giving care to older parents is considered a natural duty of children. According to Buddhist belief, karma is always a part of life. Children will have good or bad fruits for what they do to their parents. Growing in this context, I always take culture and religious beliefs into accounts whenever I try to understand a social problem. In addition to the identity of a Vietnamese, I also hold different
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