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    Importance of Caribbean Cultural Identity and Diaspora Cultural identity is one of the most important aspects of human life, which can understand in many different ways. People usually regard culture as one shared thing, which remains unchanged throughout their lifetime. In Stuart Hall’s “Cultural Identity and Diaspora” essay, he illustrates the essential features of cultural identity by providing and discussing two important definitions of cultural identity and diaspora. Hall’s first definition depicts cultural identity as one shared culture while the second definition focuses more on the significant difference that lies within the culture. In the poem, “If We Must Dye” the poet Claude McKay introduces Caribbean cultural identity by reinforcing…

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    Consequently, social status almost directly correlates with political identity, which in this day is a primary source of the characteristics that define humans. Our culture has viewed political identities as one of the defining characteristics of an individual 's Identity. How an individual carries themselves or acts in public is very different from the ways and individuals will act around close friends or family. Ultimately there interactions with others bring out the more reserved…

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    identifies with one's cultural identities and the value one places on them vary across cultural groups and across members within cultural groups (Cox, 1993; Thomas, 1993; Ely, 1995; Ragins, 1997). Moreover, a person may vary in the degree to which he or she identifies with, values, or expresses a particular cultural identity at any given time, depending on the salience and meaning of that identity in the context within which he or she is operating (Ely, 1995; Larkey, 1996). Hence, cultural…

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    My Cultural Identity Cultural Identity is what culture you identify yourself in. For me, I am still searching for what my true, authentic cultural identity is. Have you ever felt like an alien in your own country? A Made-In-Japan alien is how I felt my whole life living in Japan. My life in Japan but having a completely different mindset was a dilemma for me my whole life and it also shaped my cultural identity. Although I was born and raised in Japan, I've never felt like I was a true…

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    Don’t you ever wonder what your cultural identity is? I do, i didn't realize what my cultural identities were until i took a closer look and started realizing the things i do everyday define it. You don't notice it but it's all around you. It's in the things we do everyday and even some things that we see other people do. Your cultural identity defines you and how you live your life or view certain things or certain situations. My cultural identities that i'm going to talk about are food, and…

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    What is my cultural identity? Cultural identity to me is something that you were inherited to do something or enjoy and believe specific things in your life. Things like sports or traditional foods or anything you were raised to like or do is what cultural identity means to me.These are a few things that revolve around my culture and I enjoy them very much. My soccer ball is a representation of my cultural heritage.My soccer ball is round and colorful as well,the…

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    Culture is complex and dynamic and it is often easier to ignore culture than to deal with its complexity (Connerly & Pederson, 2005). However acknowledgement of ones own cultural heritage contributes to gaining awareness of culture (Connerly & Pederson, 2005). This is particularly important in counselling as cultural sensitivity facilitates therapy, resulting in better outcomes for clients with diverse backgrounds (Ridley, Mendoza, Kanitz, Andgermeier & Zenk, 1994). In contrast, cultural…

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    The Importance of Learning about Cultural Identity Cultural identity is an individual or a family’s background, how they were brought up, how they view life, their values, religion and the language spoken. Parents should know why it is a great idea to teach their children about their cultural identity. Cultural identity benefits children in many ways when they are out in the real world, allowing them to accept, value, and understand their own culture. Parents should make sure the children are…

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    A sweet, savory strawberry Everyday, I tend to overlook and ignore what my culture has to offer me because in my perspective, my cultural identity never had significant value. I just never questioned the importance of my cultural identity. But as we slowly visit the individual cultural topic, I realized the many aspects of how my own cultural identity is influenced by my family names, religion, and food. My cultural identity is a simple strawberry. A strawberry can be frozen,…

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    From the time that I was three years of age to presently many things have affected my identity, such as failures, hardships, and my social interactions. However, the most outstanding of these obstacles would be my financial standpoint. For instance, my monetary issues have always dictated aspects of my identity, such as how people look at me, how I view myself and others, and the decisions I make when expressing myself. In my past, I have always noticed that people commonly judge my personality…

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