Qatar has undergone such dramatic changes within less than the span of one lifetime, it begs the question from where do we gain our sense of cultural identity? Is it static; ‘the past and social tradition’ or dynamic; ‘a vision of future aspirations and goals’ or some mixture of the two? Does that very perception change with age, sex, background or social position?
Can we, as members of a very different culture, even begin to answer those questions of Qatar?
We therefore need to ask you, how do the people of Qatar view their own culture? What is most important to you? What do you feel about the changes Qatar is going through? What changes do you want to see in the future?
In the hope that you might be able to answer these questions for us, we have prepared a short questionnaire. You can find this under the tab ‘Cultural Identity Probe’ or if you prefer here is the word document:
Could you fill this in yourselves, but also ask a mix of friends and family to do likewise so we can get an overall view of what you, the people of Qatar, think. You could either post your responses on your blog, or if you would prefer more anonymity email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org