After studying this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Define the concept of culture.
- Explain how Enlightenment views shaped the concepts of culture and identity.
- Explain how social forces divide people into various groupings and shape views of identity.
- Identify and compare the different academic fields that study culture and identity.
- Explain how globalization can serve as a driver for cultural integration and polarization, as well as homogenization and hybridization.