Culture & Identity

(Hover your cursor over the Culture and Identity tab above (that you just clicked) and click on the IDENTITY option to read more current posts on Identity issues.)

Identity and culture are, in my view, no longer clear cut concepts. As a ‘third culture kid’, these are issues that will not settle for standard answers. Perhaps postmodernism has coloured my perspective, but I believe dialogue is the main means of better understanding identity and culture.

Here are some articles I have written where I try to grapple with some of the issues. Click on the titles to read:

Some people have also thankfully tried to deal with culture with a bit of humour. Here are some funny videos on cultural misunderstandings and perceptions of cultural identity.  If you have funny ones to add to this list, let me know!

The German Coast guard commercial by Berlitz

New Zealand 100% Pure advertisement from ‘the Pitch’:

Joe Wong:

Anjelah Johnson:




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