Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define culture and social identity.
  • Provide examples of how culture and social identities work across and within borders, i.e., from the outside-in and from the inside-out.
  • Describe the social identities that matter for international studies.
  • Articulate contrasting perspectives on culture and social identity.
  • Explain how global forces shape culture and social identities, and create tensions that are manifest in culture and social identities.