Multilayered Cultural Identity and the Perception of the Self

Title

Multilayered Cultural Identity and the Perception of the Self

Description

This is a Master's Thesis, Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä. This qualitative study examines the reciprocal relationship between a person’s multilayered cultural identity (MCI) and the concept of self (CoS), that is presented purely on a theoretical level and encompasses various theories. Nowadays, in an increasingly globalising world, it is not enough to merely look at a national, ethnic or other type of identity. It is important to realise that there are different layers in an identity that one can view themselves through. The ways an individual perceives themselves through their multicultural background can also be different. This thesis helps identify the ways a person can see themselves. The thesis also attempts to explain the varied nature of one’s self-perception, and the ways in which multilayered cultural identity can be manifested through self-perceiving. A "group" and the "other" play an important role in the majority of perceptions.

Subject

Cultural Identity
Identity
Identity Politics
Intercultural communication

Creator

Irina Gomzina

Date

March 2012

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pdf

Language

English

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Citation

Irina Gomzina, “Multilayered Cultural Identity and the Perception of the Self,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 23, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/67.