The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

What is community identity and how is it formed?

Answer

It is identity of an individual on the basis of his birth and belonging to a particular family that stands somewhere in social hierarchy and kinship. It's social stratification that gives an individual a particular identity i.e. his name, caste, surname etc. Community identity is formed through process of socialisation that involves a continuous dialogue, negotiation and even struggle against significant others (these directly involve in our lives). Like our parents, family, kin group and our community. Thus, community identity is determined by the accidents of birth and do not involve any choice on the part of the individual concerned.

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