Category Archives: Identity

“tribes of choice”

As Groff’s article points out, some cultures are more inclusive (for example, the U.S.) whereas others such as Japan are more exclusive and tribal. Similar descriptors are applicable to various other cultures of the present and past. Rubin’s article discusses … Continue reading

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counterpoint-based identity

Rubin’s article notes, “Interaction helps us to figure out and define how we are different from others…”  Groff’s article refers to influences on our identity – ethnicity, gender, family roles, and jobs and roles at work. Add socioeconomic group, political … Continue reading

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the limits to identity — “fission” or “fusion”

Aguilar-Millan’s article discusses the decreasing role of the nation-state, the evolution of the concept of “foreigners” through the ages, and the collapse of geography with globalization.  Inayatullah, in one of his articles, asks whether people will be beholden to a world … Continue reading

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