This paper requires you to identify, describe and explain how you understand our cultural identity. The paper also requires you to historicist your understanding of your cultural identity, comparing and contrastingly understanding of your cultural identity today with previous understandings of your cultural identity. This paper challenges you to explore your present and previous understandings of your cultural identity, or perhaps, more accurately, your cultural identities. I was born in Germany due to my mothers association to the United States Army.
My mother is from Chicago, IL and my father comes from Chewer, SC. My family predominantly speaks English. I onto believe any one I’m my family is bilingual with English as their second language. These qualities along with my skin tone and family background history place me in the African American nationality category. Aside from my birth in Germany, have spent my whole life within the confines of America. As I previously stated I am a military dependent and for this reason I incorporate many different subcultures within my cultural identity.
I am the oldest of four children (two boys;22&11, two girls; 19&16). As for my current cultural identity would classify myself a middle class African American male allege student. My current occupation other than going to school is part time job at a Child Youth and Activities (Middle/ High School) Center. My interests range substantially. I love having fun, laughing, dancing, singing and shopping. I love taking pictures, people watching, reading and learning new things. Am very interested in academia. Graduated high school with a 3. 89 and graduated Summary UCM Lauded with my Associates degree.
I got accepted into Harvard during my undergraduate, however I decided to go to Campbell university to play collegiate basketball. My aspirations include attending Harvard School of Business and becoming a successful entrepreneur. Has this understanding changed over the past few years? Do believe that my understanding of my cultural identity has change over the past few years. I am a senior in college attending Fayetteville State university. This is my fourth year in college and honestly I would’ve never saw myself attending this university. Ay that because a couple years ago I saw myself primarily as a student of academia however; when I decided to go to Campbell University instead of Harvard my intentions were to play basketball and become a collegiate athlete. And even last year before I decided to come here I was considering on continuing my basketball career but, I came to IFS and got more in tuned to what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and I stopped playing basketball. So in that manner by itself my cultural identity has changed.
From not being really sure who I was at one point after graduating high school to not only graduating again but becoming solid in my choice of major and choosing my career path. As a part of my cultural identity both the way I and other perceived me has changed a great multitude within these last couple of years. Has it changed over the past semester, or since you became part of the Fayetteville State University community? Over this last semester my cultural identity has changed roughly. As stated in the beginning of the year was considering to continue my basketball career here at IFS but, decided not to.
This was a big change from my previous identity because, at my last school was a basketball player. The professors and student body saw me as a part of the student athlete portion of the school. Even I myself labeled myself as a basketball player. However here at IFS am nothing more than a member of he university. Has your cultural identity always been similar to what you understand it to be today? I do believe my cultural identity has always been similar to what I understand it to be today. I’ve always been defined by my work ethic and the distinct vision I have over my life and by which I see and interpret the world. Till play basketball just not for the college, I still take my studies incredibly serious, and I still love what love. The manner that people interpret me may be slightly different than it was in recent years but I believe for the most part t is still the same. Strongly believe that one can somehow adopt a culture by learning specific behavior patterns, values, moralities or more precisely, a certain way of life. I experienced this while living in Chile and I can say for sure that it was far more difficult to adjust to a new way of living and learn how to react in cert. situations than learning the foreign language.
Despite all these influences of different cultures, I still feel very Austrian due to the fact of actually living in this country. The parameters which believe to be very important in order fine your culture are first of all the is the country you live in because your culture depends very much on what is happening around you. The second important aspect is language through which thoughts, ideas and feelings of certain culture are represented.
The least important thing in my opinion is TTL nationality because I believe this to be a very official way of defining your culture. But, as I already mentioned, I sometimes don;?”t really know which culture I really belong to. I believe I am a mixture of all of them. In the paper make sure you utilize not only your personal experiences, but also information provided in the textbook and discussed in class. For example, I strongly encourage you to use information found in Chapter 1 , such as definition of culture, sub-culture, sub-groups, ethnicity, or race.
Chapter 2 discusses instances of face-to-face and computer-mediated communication, along with instances in which these forms of communication can promote o hamper intercultural contact. Chapter 3 shows that basic neurological and psychological functions such as sensation and perception are heavily influenced by the culture in which we live; in turn, this cultural influence determines how individuals from different cultures develop different perceptions of apparently similar objects or concepts (e. G. , food).
Chapters 4 and 5 discuss and illustrate various barriers to intercultural communication, such as high anxiety, improper expectations, stereotyping ethnocentrism, verbal and nonverbal skills. Clarifying for yourself what these differences are and how your cultural, socio and personal identities interacted at different periods in your history may bit extremely useful. For example, if, because of social ostracism, you were ended membership in a social group and found membership within another group, most of whose members were members of a different cultural group did your understanding of your cultural identity change?