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Ch 7: Cultural Identity

About This Chapter

Study cultural identity with this chapter. You can complete these lessons and quizzes to work on learning more about different cultural identities and their importance.

Cultural Identity - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Compete this chapter to learn more about various cultural identities. You can use these lessons to increase what you know about:

  • Cultural, ethnic, racial and gender identities
  • Mixed-race cultures
  • Adaptations related to environmental determinism and cultural ecology
  • Differences between internal and external identities

Lesson Objective
Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender Assess different groupings and work on understanding that these identities are not biological.
Identifying Mixed-Race Cultures Focus on learning more about four major mixed-race cultures.
Environmental Determinism and Cultural Ecology: Definitions, Relation & Adaptation Evaluate approaches used in the past and currently to explore how cultures develop.
Internal & External Identity: Definition & Differences Analyze differences in the way individuals express their internal and external identities.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Cultural Identity
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

1. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

Identifying Mixed-Race Cultures

2. Identifying Mixed-Race Cultures

Racial identity can be a strong factor within many societies. In this lesson, we'll explore the concept of multiracial identity and examine a few major examples in the Western Hemisphere.

Environmental Determinism and Cultural Ecology: Definitions, Relation & Adaptation

3. Environmental Determinism and Cultural Ecology: Definitions, Relation & Adaptation

How do cultures develop? How does the environment influence culture? In this lesson, we'll examine some of the historical and contemporary approaches to those questions, including environmental determinism and cultural ecology.

Internal & External Identity: Definition & Differences

4. Internal & External Identity: Definition & Differences

This lesson goes over the concepts of internal and external identity. You'll learn what they are, how they differ, and examples of how people may use or hide their identity given a differing audience.

Ethnocentrism vs. Cultural Relativism

5. Ethnocentrism vs. Cultural Relativism

Culture is the glue that binds people together in society. It can include norms, values, symbols, and more. In this lesson, explore the two major ways in which people encounter other cultures: ethnocentrism or cultural relativism.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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