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Cultural Identity

Dr. Keshubhai R. Odedra

DIP: 18.02.024/20190401

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0401024

Received: December 17, 2018; Revision Received: February 20, 2019; Accepted: March 28, 2019


Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is part of a person’s self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. In this way, cultural identity is both characteristic of the individual but also of the culturally identical group of members sharing the same cultural identity or upbringing. Cultural (and Ethnic) Identity is a subset of the communication theory of identity that establishes four “frames of identity” that allow us to view how we build identity. These frames include the personal frame, enactment of communication frame, relationship frame, and communal frame. The communal frame refers to the cultural constraints or the sense of “right” that people live by (which varies by cultural group). Therefore, Cultural (and Ethnic) Identity become central to a persons identity, how they see themselves and how they relate to the world.

The authors profoundly appreciate all the people who have successfully contributed to ensuring this paper in place. Their contributions are acknowledged however their names cannot be mentioned.

The author declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Dr. Keshubhai R. Odedra @ info.ijcst@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.024/20190401

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0401024

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Volume 04, Issue 1, January – March, 2019

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