International Cultural Indentity

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Cultural Identity Interview and Analysis

By Summer Russell

Stanley Klatka


Axia @ University of Phoenix

The United States, religion and materialistic ideas: Religion in the United States is as diverse as the many personality that reside here. The most beautiful thing about the U.S. and I think one of the most attractive qualities that remain here is that we are free to do and say as we please with virtual ease. However, without discipline true freedom cannot be attained and/or maintained. In the world of Islam religion is their world and all resides in the eyes of God. Where as the United States divides Church and State the Native American people pride themselves on their culture, religion, family ties, and the truth of the earth, water, fire and wind. All man is created equal and deserves to be treated with the respect and dignity. In the eyes of Native American people humans are born free of sin but in the eyes of many Westerners and our ancestor like the Puritans man is born evil with the possibility of doing good for others (Jandt (2004).

A summary of the rules, norms, traditions, and values of that person’s culture or subgroup, based on your Week One questions.

Some of the traditions the Native Indian culture enjoys is “living around the Great Lakes and extending east and north, used strings or belts called wampum that served a dual function: the knots and beaded designs mnemonically chronicled tribal stories and legends, and further served as a medium of exchange and a unit of measure. The keepers of the articles were seen as tribal dignitaries”. Men who wear these ornaments are viewed amongst the people as men of stature and great wisdom.

How do assumptions about cultural “norms” impact your interviewee’s behavior on a day-to-day basis?
Along with many of Confucians’ philosophies his main objective was to respect others, find and maintain balance and harmony within ones...