The student will be able to discuss cultural identity and the related concepts of ethnic identity development, ethnicity, gender, language, nationality, race, religion, identity politics, market segmentation, internet identity and apply these concepts to enhance cross-cultural communication.
1.0) What is cultural identity?
Culture Identity Model
2.0) What is ethnic identity development?
Phinney’s Model of Ethnic Identity Development
3.0) What is gender identity?
Transgender 101: What is Transgender, Transexual, and Gender Identity?
Women Transform Into Drag Kings
4.0) What is racial identity?
StereoTypes – Racial Identity
Transracial and Racial Identity Disorder – What is it?
5.0) What are some of pros and cons of nationalism?
Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35
American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28
Chomsky on American Pride and Jingoism
Dangerous Stupidity Spawned by ‘American Sniper’ Film
Timothy Byrnes on Identity Politics and Transnationalism
Does Europe Have A Cultural Identity?
Who Are Third Culture Kids
7.0) What is language identity?
Language and Identity
Language use and cultural/ethnic identity
8.0) What is sexual orientation?
Sexual Orientation: Is It a Choice?
How accepted is the LGBT movement in Asia?
Taiwan Celebrates Asia’s Biggest Gay Pride Parade
9.0) What is religious identity?
Religious Identity: Arabs vs. Muslims
10.0) What is the difference between ethnicity and race?
Demographic structure of society- race and ethnicity
Race and Ethnicity lecture used in my intro to sociology class last spring
11.0) What is the relationship between the internet and cultural identity?
The Evolution of Internet Identity
12.0) What are some practical applications of cultural identity?
12.1) Politics – Identity Politics
12.2) Business – Marketing Segmentation
Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning – McDonald’s
13.0) What do you think is the dominant cultural identity for each character and why?
13.1) Mr. Gao –
13.2) Mrs. Gao –
13.3) Simon –
13.4) Wai-Tung Gao –
13.5) Wei-Wei –
14) How would you describe your own cultural identity in terms of ethnicity, gender, nationality, race and religion?
15) How can we apply cultural identity theory to enhance cross-cultural communication?