In Search of Global Identity: The Challenges of Culture

Amponsah, C T, Ahmed, G, Othman, S M and Harran, M (2016) In Search of Global Identity: The Challenges of Culture. The Journal of Human Resource and Adult Learning,, 12 (2). pp. 16-28.

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This study explores the challenges of culture on global identity, which is an emerging concept in this era of globalization. Using Social Identity Theory, three options were examined in this study, namely; the cosmological viewpoint that provides an important source for global identity; otherness, which is located either in our own past or alternatively (in-groups and outgroups) in our contemporary being, when seen from a point of view of a possible future position in world history, and, thirdly, a need to rethink the basic ontological identity from a perspective that is compatible with big history. Employing secondary data on global identity, it was revealed that scholarship has often been mute on the construct, which indicates a research need to extend and review the earlier works of scholars in this subject area. The paper concludes by outlining a cosmic, temporal, relational and ethical conception of global cosmopolitical identity that is based on both positive and negative elements that seek “GlobaliCITY

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Amponsah, C T and Ahmed, G ORCID:
All Author(s): Amponsah, C T, Ahmed, G, Othman, S M and Harran, M
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural policy, global identity, cosmological, in-groups/out-groups, social identity theory
Subjects: A Business and Management > AB Business and Management
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr SUC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 16:07
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 16:07
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