Understanding Cultural Diversity and Diverse Identities


  • Christina Pricilia Putri Purba Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University


Abstract: Cultural diversity or often referred to as multiculturalism is a topic of concern to various countries in the world. Cultural diversity exists because of human development and civilization. Cultural diversity makes a nation more complex and unique. In addition, cultural diversity also reflects the uniqueness and differences between a nation and other nations. Cultural diversity cannot be separated from the existence of diverse cultural identities. Cultural identity is an understanding of something identical or an image associated with a culture. Diverse cultural identity means that a nation has an identity and description of its own culture and of course diversity. Regarding the relationship between cultural diversity and national identity, adequate understanding, views, and evidence must be provided on this matter. This article begins by defining cultural diversity and cultural identity. This article uses qualitative methods and library research by collecting information from several data sources, namely books, journals, the internet, and research reports. The collection of data used is observation with reading and note-taking techniques. The results of the study show that there is a relationship between understanding cultural diversity and national identityKeywords: culture, diversity, identity, multiculturalism, unique

Author Biography

Christina Pricilia Putri Purba, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University

Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, abbreviated as Untirta, is a state university located in Banten Province, Indonesia. Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University (Untirta) won 19th position out of 126 universities in Indonesia in the 2022 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, a university ranking event based on high trust in managing the campus environment. Untirta has an Untirta Main campus in Serang Regency, a Faculty of Engineering Campus in Cilegon City, and a Teaching and Education Faculty in Ciwaru, Serang City.


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