Culture is defined by characteristics that are shared by a group of people. It is usually represented by language, religion, cuisine, traditional clothes, music, arts, and is dependent on social habits. Therefore, culture plays a major role in an individual’s perspective of life and his/her personality. Cultures have differed than each other, depending on the places they were established in, the way of survival people pursued to acclimate with different circumstances, and how they shared their experiences with each other.
Such a community is the first step in developing collective identity. There are several different definitions of collective identity in literature. According to Ashmore, “collective identity is one that is shared with a group of others who have (or believe to have) some characteristics in common” (Ashmore 81). Social identity is sometimes used synonymously to collective identity but the term collective identity as a term is preferable because all identity is social in some way since identity is always constructed and negotiated through interaction with others (cf. Ashmore 81).
The use of our language has been built by our culture while it has also affected it. However, our personal impact on our societies varies in terms of individual effort. The way we act in certain situations is to large extent influenced by our social identities. Where we stand in our communities is essential to understand the way we interact with others using our language. Our linguistic skills shape our identities as well as they are affected and mildly constructed by them.
Cultural identity involves the formation of an individual’s solid qualities that influence on how different the individual reflects on the cultural phenomena and people surrounding him. In addition, cultural identity is the feeling of an individual’s belonging to a group. Indeed, this identity can be inherited or built by the influence of surroundings. Indeed, the question of the cultural identity of the immigrants has been studied by many scholars. Many argued that their identity is fixed and connected to the homeland; however, others illustrate that cultural identity is shared and collective.
For me, cultural competence is all about understanding the culture, belief and value of other people and your own. It is how we deal with our own and other people’s conviction. For one’s self, it is being culturally aware of how the world works and how each culture is different from each other. It is acquiring knowledge of other people’s customs and achieving cultural skills to share to everyone. It is our willingness to value other people’s way of life and accepting them openly.
Cultural identity. The identity or feeling of belonging to a group, it is part of a person’s self-conception and self perception and is related with nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. Cultural identity also relates to ethnic identity, which entails an awareness of one’s membership in a social group that has a common culture. Many people have a different outlook on cultures and the effect it has on people, some people are influenced by it a lot more than others are. With some people they have something or do something on a daily basis that represents who they are and where they're from.
Cultural literacy is a somewhat transparent concept that has been around for long time. This means that people from all over the world have used this form of literacy and not been aware of it. Cultural literacy is simply defined as having common everyday knowledge about another culture or your own. Some examples of common cultural knowledge would be who the current president is, what a famous landmark is commemorating, or even what is the best song out at the moment. Being culturally literate can help a person in getting a certain job and in making social connections.
Cultural identity is both characteristic of the individual but also of the culturally identical group of members who share the same cultural identity. Cultural identity is important for people’s sense of self and how they relate to others. A strong cultural identity can contribute to people’s overall
To fully understand and appreciate some of these differences, social workers must be familiar with different cultural traditions and traditions because it is noted that culture may affect how individuals deal with problems and interact with one another. What is evaluated as behaviorally appropriate in one culture or country what can be assessed as a problem in another
Dalandra Goodwin 11/3/17 Embedded Assessment 1:1 What is cultural identity? Cultural Identity is the way of life you live everyday. They way you dress, the food you eat, religion, ethnicity, language, clothing, etc.
The Biological Domain- This domain deals with female and male anatomy and physiology, gender, and genetics. There are several aspects that make up the biological domain. One includes sexual differentiation, which is described by the differentiation into male and female. During the prenatal period, hormones that are produced help determine the specific reproduction organs of the child.