The Multicivilizational World: Reaffirmation of Cultural Identities

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The Multicivilizational World: Reaffirmation of Cultural Identities

        Historical accounts and contemporary events underscore that either as individuals or in groups, people are continually on the move. Individuals' movements between countries may be voluntary or forced, sojourns may last 1 week or a lifetime, and rationale may be economic, political, or pleasure seeking. The outcomes may influence present or future careers, marriage partners, relationships with extended families, and leisure pursuits. Regardless of outcome, all who participate in cultural transitions are subject to a dizzying array of experiences collectively labeled as culture shock, adjustment, cross-cultural adaptation, or acculturation. Although these concepts are used frequently, they differ both structurally and temporally face the transition process.

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        Very important question I try to answer is what is cultural identity? Cultural identity is the identity of a group or culture, or of an individual as far as one is influenced by one's belonging to a group or culture. This is like the trade mark for one nation.

        The cultural identity is one of the less breakable things in term of history lasting of a nation. You can conquer land or country, you can put your laws and regulations in there, but you can not change or make disappear the culture situated on that place. If we look back ...

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