Advances in Identity Theory and Research / Edition 1

Advances in Identity Theory and Research / Edition 1

by Peter J. Burke, Timothy J. Owens, Richard Serpe, Peggy A. Thoits
     
 

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ISBN-10: 030647851X

ISBN-13: 9780306478512

Pub. Date: 07/31/2003

Publisher: Springer US

The concept of identity has become ubiquitous with the social and behavioural sciences in recent years, cutting across disciplines from psychoanalysis and psychology to political science and sociology. Identity theory, initially outlined by Sheldon Stryker, proposes a concept of identity based on the symbolic interaction of the social, role and personal identity.

Overview

The concept of identity has become ubiquitous with the social and behavioural sciences in recent years, cutting across disciplines from psychoanalysis and psychology to political science and sociology. Identity theory, initially outlined by Sheldon Stryker, proposes a concept of identity based on the symbolic interaction of the social, role and personal identity. By seeing all of these identities theoretically isomorphic, but having different bases and sources, a unification of the different uses of identity might be better achieved. The contributions to Advances in Identity Theory and Research all begin with this view of identities and seek to extend and apply our understanding of that concept. The volume is presented in four sections based on recent research in the field: the sources of identity, the tie between identity and the social structure, the non-cognitive outcomes, such as emotional, of identity processes, the idea that individuals have multiple identities. By recognizing the multiple bases of identity that are found in group, role and person and by taking into account variation in levels of commitment and salience of these identities as people are tied into the social structure differently, the complexity of society is reflected in the complexity of the self. This timely work will be of interest to social psychologists in sociology and psychology, behavioral scientists, and political scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306478512
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/31/2003
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; The Editors.
Part I: Sources of Identity. 1: The Me and the Not-Me: Positive and Negative Poles of Identity; G.J. McCall. 2: Roots of Identity: Family Resemblances and Ascribed Traits; K.J. Kiecolt, A. LoMascolo. 3: Identities and Behavior; A.D. Cast.
Part II: Identities and Social Structure. 4: The Political Self: Identity Resources for Radical Democracy; P. Callero. 5: Identity and Inequality: Exploring Links between Self and Stratification Processes; M.O. Hunt. 6: The Role of Self-Evaluation in Identity Salience and Commitment; T.J. Owens, R. Serpe.
Part III: Identities, Emotion, and Health. 7: Justice, Emotion, and Identity Theory; J.E. Stets. 8: Feeling Good, Feeling Well: Identity, Emotion, and Health; L.E. Francis. 9: Interaction, Emotion, and Collective Identities; E.J. Lawler. 10: Using Identity Discrepancy Theory to Predict Psychological Distress; K. Marcussen, M.D. Large.
Part IV: Multiple Identities. 11: The Self, Multiple Identities and the Production of Mixed Emotions; L. Smith-Lovin. 12: Personal Agency in the Accumulation of Multiple Role-Identities; P.A. Thoits. 13: Relationships among Multiple Identities; P.J. Burke.
Final Commentary: A Peek Ahead; S. Stryker.

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