Part of successfully exploring other cultures is having a solid foundation in the tenets of one’s culture. This assignment will have you evaluate key components of your culture. When you begin exploring the main foundation of other cultures, you will be able to identify similarities or dissimilarities to your own. This is also a good self-ethnographic activity.
Develop a presentation on the cultural identity with which you align yourself. Consider the following:
Describe the culture you identify with.
Explain the major components of your culture.
Explain the various symbols associated with your culture including their meanings.
Describe the other cultures you are integrated with besides your own. What are the similarities and differences between these cultures with which you are connected?
Evaluate the roles that race, class, age, and gender play in your culture.
Support your statements with examples and scholarly references.