Cultural Differences and Cultural Identity

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Cultural Differences and Cultural Identity
Cultural difference is what distinguishes one society from another. Cultural differences come in the form of language, thoughts, ideas, beliefs, rituals, values and traditions. When any group of people lives together in a society they are sharing the same culture. History is another cultural difference that distinguishes societies from each other. From history the social norms of a culture can be discovered (
Segall
, 1999).
Bicultural Conflict
Cultural conflict begins the moment an interracial child is born and raised in the culture of his parents. The primary culture of the dominant parent is ingrained into the child in such a way that the child’s primary culture becomes second nature simply...
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..... regardless, without culture man would be autonomous (
Segall
, 1999).
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