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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
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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