Identity and Attribution in Intercultural Communication


Please read the following article about identity and attribution and respond to the content. You can find a direct link in this week’s Reading and Resources under the Weekly Content section.

Please answer the following:

  • What is the difference between culture and ethnicity?
  • Isn’t ethnicity one aspect of cultural identity? How do those in Hong Kong view themselves, though the majority are Chinese?
  • How might that compare to Americans who are Texans (for example)?
  • What are the divisive cultural identity issues here in the United States?
  • Does the motto, “E pluribus unum” (“one out of many”) have significance in a modern multicultural society?